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House Of Tykes Offers Christmas Scholarship

In the spirit of the holidays, House of Tykes in Oakdale will be providing one free Christmas Scholarship to a local child.

Those interested in applying for the scholarship are asked to email and answer two questions: why they should select your family/child and how can joining the program help your family. The scholarship will provide two days of care/classes a week for a child, three- or four-year-olds, helping them prepare for kindergarten.

House of Tykes is at 217 N. Third Ave., Oakdale. Any questions regarding this scholarship opportunity can be directed to business owner Irene Verdusco at 209-848-8957. The deadline to submit the email is 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30.

When the recipient is chosen, they will be able to begin classes on Jan. 3 and continue through June. The two days of classes will be the choice of the recipient; either to attend a full day program from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or a half day program from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

House of Tykes is encouraging all local families to apply for this scholarship, as it provides the chance to offer a nurturing environment allowing appropriate developmental experiences.

“A family should apply for this scholarship to take this advantage to provide their child with the help they need to enter kindergarten,” said Verdusco. “We provide a safe environment to allow kids to grow socially and emotionally.”