Child Educational Center Celebrates Community, Family, Children at ‘Celebration of Community’ Event

From left, Nellie Yoshimura, Dena Hardin, Greg Rico, Amy Fiori, Allegra Inganni, Ellen Veselack, Marilyn Rupar-Dubner, Lisa Cain-Chang, Mirna Molinar, Melba Santos, Elena Orozco, Deborah Lowe, Erinn Levin.From left, Patricia Santos, Melba Santos, Elizabeth LopezFrom left: Tanaz Mozafari, Parsa Andrangi, Alipasha AndrangiNysou Okon, Avi Okon, with son Mateo OkonFrom left, Robert Southworth, Alan Southworth, Bill IrionLi-Yin Lee and Bing-Chung Chen with son Lorentz Chen and daughter Evelyn Chen.Elyssa Nelson, Deborah Lowe, Lisa Cain-ChangFrom left: Ian Kaufman, Evelyn Kaufman, Laura KaufmanFrom left, Gabby Ruiz, Ricky Zapien, with baby Amelia ZapienThe Hollow TreesFrom left, Sarah Peterson, Marlo Jones, Grailing JonesFrom left, Olive Steltzner, Adam Steltzner, Trisha Steltzner


2:00 pm | April 21, 2015

More than 250 people gathered on Saturday, April 19th, at the Child Educational Center’s La Canada site to celebrate family and children, and the CEC’s 36th birthday. The event featured staff tenure awards for early care educators who have been with the center from 10 to 20 years, as well as music by children’s folk music group The Hollow Trees and catering by The Spot Gourmet.

The Child Educational Center provides early care and education with a pioneering focus on outdoor learning in La Canada and Pasadena. The CEC offers full-day programs for children up to five years old, as well as after-school programs and summer camps for children in grades K – 6. Through their consulting and outreach services and their Outdoor Classroom Project initiative, the CEC is transforming the way early childhood educational programs provide care to children across California.

Child Education Center, 140 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, (818) 354-3418 or visit