Evening of holiday-themed activities frees parents for solo tasks Polytech High School students will entertain youngsters during Parents’ Night Out


Parents who need some solo time for holiday shopping can find it at Polytech High School. Students in the Early Childhood Education program have planned a fun-filled evening for youngsters on Tuesday, Dec. 19 – when parents might be feeling the pressure to shop, wrap or hide without accompaniment.

Children ages 3 through 6 who are potty-trained will be welcomed from 4 to 7 p.m. for “Parents’ Night Out.” They’ll make gingerbread houses, snowflakes and ornaments. They’ll decorate Christmas tree cones, play Holiday Bingo, and try to Pin the Tail on Rudolph. Pizza and hot cocoa are on the dinner menu.

“Parent’s Night Out” will take place at Bartles Corner Campus, 8 Bartles Corner Rd. in Flemington. The cost is $20 per child, and advance registration is suggested due to limited space. To sign up, contact instructor Natalie Guarino at (908) 788-1119, ext. 2015, or nguarino@hcpolytech.org.

Polytech students will use this event as a fundraiser to defray costs of participating in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition.

Students of the Early Childhood Education program have plenty of experience working with children. They help run the Kinder Magic learning center at Bartles Campus, where they design and execute daily themes, story time, art, music, and special events. The Early Childhood Education program’s curriculum is based on professional standards and allows students to earn hours necessary for the national Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

Hunterdon County Polytech High School is the largest component of Hunterdon County Vocational School District (HCVSD). Polytech (www.hcpolytech.org) is the district’s shared-time high school that prepares students for a seamless transition to college and career paths. HVCSD also operates an Adult and Continuing Education division and three science-based academies. Learn more at www.hcvsd.org.