Project’s goal: creativity, time together

A child-care center challenged its parents to spend quality time with their children and found a special way with its inaugural Mardi Gras Float Display.

“We were so excited to see how much thought, time, creativity and imagination that was given to create these floats,” said Terricka Fields, director of Abundantly Blessed Childcare Center Inc., of the 42 entries.

“We taught the children about Mardi Gras and we wanted to bring a real-life activity into our teaching,” Fields said.

“We did this because we have to incorporate real-life scenarios into our lessons and day-to-day activities.”

Judges were Kristy Lacoste, chief academic officer at the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board; Missy Cline, director at Pointe Coupee Early Childhood Coalition; and Gail Hurst, Marketing Director at the Pointe Coupee Banner.

“We want to thank the parents for just making us so proud for participating,” Fields said.

“We were so excited each time we saw a new float come into the building. We cannot wait until next year to see the new ideas and creativity.”