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Students inspired by Legos robotics program at Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers

Twenty-seven area students had an interesting reply when asked, “what did you do during your summer vacation?” The students participated in a hands-on robotics and interactive program, which was designed to teach engineering skills through play. The program took place at Easton Elementary School as part of a summer program for Critchlow Adkins Children’s Center (CACC), Easton.

During the daylong program taught by 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator Thomas Hutson, the children planned, built and programmed their own robots with the use of Legos and a laptop computer. The robotics program is one of many interactive, educationally-based specialty programs offered by CACC.  

Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers (CACC), Easton, is an accredited, educationally-based childcare program serving more than 450 children aged two through 15 in five locations throughout Talbot County. CACC is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education's (MSDE) Office of Child Care and all four early learning sites are accredited by MSDE's Early Learning Division.

CACC is a nonprofit organization and a United Fund of Talbot County participating agency. For more than four decades CACC has touched the lives of more than 8,000 children and adults. Each year it provides $120,000 in tuition assistance to more than 115 families.

To learn more about Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers or to enroll, call (410) 822-8061 or visit www.cacckids.org.

 

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Learning about robotics … . Busy at work designing robots, from left, are: Matthew Chance, 12; Ashanti Stanley, 10; and Benjamin Passyn, 9; all of Easton. The students recently participated in a hands-on Legos robotics program presented at Easton Elementary School as part of the Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers (CACC) summer program. CACC offers accredited educationally-based childcare programs throughout the school year as well as during the summer. The school program is currently underway. To learn more or to enroll in the fall program, call (410) 822-8061 or visit www.cacckids.org. 

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