If you know me you know two things - I love to run and I love being a mom. So....on May 5th I'll be running the NJ Marathon to raise funds for the Montclair Developmental Learning Center, the pre-school program my son Thomas has attended the past three years. The Developmental Learning Center (DLC) is Montclair's preschool program for students with special needs. It is an amazing program with incredibly hard working students and dedicated, caring teachers and therapists. The staff has welcomed Thomas with hugging, open arms since day one and he has simpy loved every day since.
I'll be looking to raise money for teacher and staff programming. I'd like to be able to hand our director a big fat check for whatever specialized items the program can use the most, be it more ipads, computer programs, or a pre-school smart table.
As you reach into your pockets, think about the children, like my son, who are quite simpy working their butts off at school every day. I like to think that the kids at the DLC are the "Hardest Working Kids in Pre-K" - and I'll do anything I can to support them. This is Thomas's last year in this program and while it is one of my greatest joys in life to seem him grow and thrive, I will sorely miss seeing the DLC staff every day.
Thank you for your donation. And if you see me out there logging in my miles - honk - positive energy is contagious!!!
Mother of Thomas & Mary Ciccolini
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