Moms Club to host preschool fair

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By Kirsten Laskey

There are numerous preschools in Los Alamos to begin a child’s education and to help narrow the choice the Moms Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Preschool Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

During the fair, eight local preschools will set up booths and pass information to parents. Quemazon and Caoncito will not be participating because their enrollment is filled. Organizations offering activities to preschoolers such as the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center and the Family YMCA will also distribute information.

“There will be lots of information on schools and activities for little people in the area,” Melanie Colgan, vice president of membership, said.

The admission is $1 for adults or a nonperishable food item to donate to a food bank. Colgan said the money will go to a needy family at Christmas. Additionally, there will be a bake sale, which will also donate proceeds to the needy family.

David Barbershop will sell hot dogs and chips.

In addition to lunch, a nursery will be provided.

Colgan said club members decided to host the event to simplify the preschool selection process. There are so many preschools in Los Alamos that parents might not know them all.

“We just thought it would be nice to have all the different options out for everyone,” she said.

The local Moms Club chapter was founded in January. The chapter is part of an international organization, which is a support group for stay-at-home-moms.

“It’s a good way for moms to meet other moms and for children to meet other children,” Colgan said.

Moms can socialize during field trips and girls’ night out events.