The Kaleidoscope Project is excited to announce a series  of Kaleidoscope Connections hosted around Wake County this spring. These informal and fun discussions will be led by experts in their fields about best practice implementation, knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities to build young child social emotional development. Together, we can turn  Wake County places kids go into places kids grow. 

Sign up here for one of the sessions listed below. Be sure to invite your colleagues and pass the invitation along to your contacts. Registrations are helpful, but not required. Read on for details on each of the five spring sessions.

Tuesday, January 16, 9 am – 11 am

Diverse Activities/Strong Relationships

Host: Deb Mugno, Director of Education and Operations, Lucy Daniels Center

Co-Host: Kim Shaw, Founder/President, A Safe Place Child Enrichment Center

Location: Lucy Daniels Center, 9003 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC  27513


Tuesday, February 20, 1 pm – 3 pm

Cultural Inclusion/Strong Relationships

Host: Pam Hartley, Vice President of Play Initiatives, Marbles Kids Museum

Co-Host: Stay tuned for more information

Location: Chavis Community Center, 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh, NC  27601


Tuesday, March 20, 3 pm – 5 pm

Safety and Security/Strong Relationships

Host: Jennifer Tisdale, Director of Project CATCH at The Salvation Army

Co-Host: Cristin DeRonja, Executive Director, SAFEchild

Location: SAFEchild,  864 W. Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 


Tuesday, April 17, 11 am – 1 pm

Outdoors – Using Nature to Nurture/Strong Relationships

Host: Professor Robin Moore, Dipl. Arch, MCP, Hon. ASLA, Director National Learning Institute, NCSU

Co-Host: Stay tuned for more information

Location: Walnut Creek Wetland Community Center, 950 Peterson Street, Raleigh, NC  27610


Tuesday, May 15, 3 pm – 5 pm

Physical Accessibility and Inclusion/Strong Relationships

Host: Anna Troutman, Director of Programs, Wake County SmartStart

Co-Host: Stay tuned for more information

Location: Laurel Hills Community Center, 3808 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27612