Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Kindergarteners get first peek at career options

BROOKSVILLE

Pine Grove Elementary School kindergarteners got a jump start on that all-important career decision they will to have to make someday, even though it seems a long way off for them.

They were introduced to some of the options they will have when they grow up at the recent Kindergarten Career Day. Several organizations and businesses showed the children what they do as the youngsters circulated among the various stations.

There were representatives from the fire department, the Sheriff's Office, Kirkland's home store, Walmart and the Kiwanis Club. A police officer and a nurse from Pasco County also shared the details of their professions.

"The idea is to give the kids a little better idea of what goes on in the world," said kindergarten teacher Keri-Lyn Hackney, 40. "It gets them more interested and lets them see how everything works."

The career day also broadens their knowledge.

"Some of these kids come in and they have no clue how food gets to Walmart or McDonald's," Hackney said. "It's just there."

The other kindergarten teachers participating in the event were Elnora Hill, Hanora Cassels, Carmela Duncan, Dana Proeger and Cheryl Polichette.

Kindergarteners get first peek at career options 03/28/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:15pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Pope Francis presents Trump with a 'politically loaded gift': His encyclical on climate change

    Global Warming

    VATICAN CITY — On Wednesday, Pope Francis appeared to make his point with a gift.

    Ivanka Trump, first lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Wednesday.  [Evan Vucci/Pool via The New York Times]
  2. Tampa police say 41-year-old man shot and killed by ex-boss, investigation ongoing

    Crime

    TAMPA — A 41-year-old man was shot and killed by his former boss Wednesday morning outside the West Tampa auto body shop where they once worked together, according to Tampa police.

  3. Father and brother of alleged bomber detained in Libya

    World

    The father and younger brother of the man who British police say bombed an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester have been detained in Libya, where anti-terror authorities said the brother confessed to knowing "all the details" of the attack plot.

    Hashim Ramadan Abedi appears inside the Tripoli-based Special Deterrent anti-terrorism force unit after his arrest on Tuesday for alleged links to the Islamic State extremist group. Abedi is the brother of Salman Abedi, who has been identified as the man behind the bombing that killed 22 people and wounded scores at an Ariana Grande concert Monday night in Manchester. [Ahmed Bin Salman, Special Deterrent Force via AP]
  4. Marijuana extract Epidiolex helps some kids with epilepsy, study shows

    Health

    A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits.

    An employee checks a plant at LeafLine Labs, a medical marijuana production facility in Cottage Grove, Minn. [Associated Press (2015)]
  5. CBO analysis: 23 million would lose health coverage under House-passed bill

    National

    WASHINGTON — The Republican health care bill that passed the House earlier this month would nearly double the number of Americans without health insurance over the next decade, according to a new analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

    President Donald Trump held a press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House with members of the GOP on May 4 after the House passed legislation to roll back the Affordable Care Act. [Cheriss May | Sipa USA via TNS]