Mount Kisco, NY – (November 4, 2015) – Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) will host two fundraising events on Saturday, November 7, 2015 featuring Valerie Tripp. Ms. Tripp is author of 10 American Girl books, including her latest about Maryellen Larkin, set in 1954. Both events will benefit the Center’s need-based scholarship program, which helps provide access to quality early care and education for working families. More than half of the 145 children at the Center receive scholarship support.
The morning event will be held 10:00am-12:30pm at the Mt. Kisco Elementary School. Children and their parents will meet American Girl Author, Valerie Tripp, who will speak about where ideas for her stories come from, the creative writing process, research for writing, and the fun of storytelling. Valerie will answer questions from the audience and sign books, previously purchased or purchased at event. Tickets are available at the door for $5 per person.
On Saturday afternoon from 3:00pm-5:00pm, a small group of girls will attend a 1950s sock hop-themed tea at The Katonah Village Library and meet with Ms. Tripp to talk about writing, how to develop an idea into a finished story, and steps in the creative process. Ms. Tripp will answer questions and give young writers tips, pointers, and advice about writing fiction and nonfiction. Children may bring something that they have written to discuss with Ms. Tripp. Tickets are available for $125 per child with accompanying adult at www.mkccc.org and must be purchased in advance.
Award-winning author Valerie Tripp is a graduate of Mt. Kisco Elementary School and Fox Lane High School. Since earning her undergraduate degree at Yale and her Masters of Education at Harvard, she has been a freelance writer of children’s books and educational materials. A frequent speaker at schools and libraries, Ms. Tripp has spoken at the Library of Congress, The Smithsonian, Colonial Williamsburg, and The New York Historical Society.
About Mount Kisco Child Care Center:
Mount Kisco Child Care Center is a non-profit, NAEYC-accredited childcare facility serving families in Northern Westchester since 1971. MKCCC provides exceptional and affordable early care and education to a diverse group of children from three months to eleven years of age. Experienced and professional teachers, an innovative curriculum, unique programs, such as the JEWEL Intergenerational Program and Feed Me Fresh, nutrition program, and a state of the art facility contribute to create an exceptional early childhood education experience.
MKCCC is located at 95 Radio Circle, Mount Kisco, NY. For additional information, please visit www.mkccc.org. or call (914) 241-2135. Follow MKCCC on www.facebook.com/MKCCC and www.twitter.com/MKCCC10549 for the latest news and updates.