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Monday, April 06

Brookdale Newsroom

Bring Your Child to Work Day
Children at story time.

This year’s Bring Your Child to Work Day at Brookdale Community College on April 23 is shaping up to be even better than last year’s successful event.

The Sunshine Team is once again planning a fun day filled with activities and events for the children who will be visiting us. The college encourages employees to bring their daughters, sons, nieces, nephews, grandsons and granddaughters to work to show them all the different careers possible when working at a community college.

There are so many fun activities planned for our visitors this year. Once again there will be an opportunity for children to meet and get their picture taken with Dr. David Stout, president of Brookdale. The biology department is going to host a demonstration with a live snake and the math lab is going to have a Lego activity. The art department is going to offer clay modeling and game programing activities. Like last year, our children will be decorating rocks with colorful pictures and inspiring words to leave around our campus as part of the Kindness Rocks project. There will also be campus tours, backyard games, and story time. The Jersey Blues Dining Room will be offering discounted kids’ meals for our visitors. In honor of Bring Your Child to Work Day, the Monmouth Museum, which is located on our main campus in Lincroft, is offering free admission for all Brookdale employees and their children!

More than 50 children came to the main campus in Lincroft last year to participate in the activities which was the first time the college formally participated in the national event. The Sunshine Team planned the day which included a range of activities that appealed to children of different ages.

Last year, our visitors took tours of the campus to see the different departments, services, and offices on campus. They got crafty by painting inspirational rocks as part of the Kindness Rocks project. The athletic department hosted backyard games and the reading department hosted story time. All participants received a certificate, Brookdale hat and folder and had the chance to get their picture taken with Dr. David Stout, president of Brookdale.

Participation in the nation-wide event on April 23 is an excused absence for students. The event, which started in 1993 as Take Our Daughters to Work Day, is a chance for students to link what they learn in school with real-world careers. It’s designed to show children the possibilities for their future as they realize the value of their education.

The Sunshine Team recent sent a survey via email to get an idea of how many children will be coming to campus for this event and what activities you are planning to attend. Please make sure to complete the survey.

Photo caption:
The Reading Center hosted story time during Bring Your Children to Work Day last year and will be offering it again this year.