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.