In celebration of its 10th anniversary at the Canyon Country campus, College of the Canyons’ Center for Early Childhood Education will host an outdoor movie night and open house on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The free event, featuring a screening of Disney’s Oscar-winning animated feature “Coco,” will be held under the stars in the Canyon Country campus’ Carl A. Rasmussen Amphitheater.
“We always enjoy the opportunity to showcase the Canyon Country campus to our community,” said Dr. Ryan Theule, vice president of COC’s Canyon Country Campus & Grants Development. “This event is particularly special as we celebrate 10 years of operation of the Center for Early Childhood Education at CCC.”
Starting at 5 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy a presentation on the Center for Early Childhood Education in Room 200.
“Over the past 10 years our Center team has served over 215 children and families and provided essential quality workforce skills for approximately 150 Early Childhood Education students,” said Monica Marshall, the center’s program director. “We provide the connection between theory, child growth and development and best practices.
“This will be a very special evening in honor of our Canyon Country Center’s 10-year anniversary,” she said. “We hope you will join us in celebration of our program and this important milestone.”
Following the ECE Open House, families can enjoy a variety of children’s activities beginning at 6 p.m., along with a live performance from the COC dance group Ballet Folklórico Tesoro Mestizo. The group seeks to honor Mexican Folk dance, promote diversity and contribute to the understanding of Mexican culture.
The screening of the animated feature “Coco” will begin at 7 p.m.
The movie, free snacks and free raffle are presented by the COC Canyon Country Campus, the Center for Early Childhood Education and the Associated Student Government.
Food and beverages will also be available for purchase at the event from Keep on Grubbin food truck.
The Canyon Country campus is located at 17200 Sierra Highway.
For more information, please visit the Canyon Country campus web page.