BALDWIN PARK – Early Childhood Education (ECE) students from Pleasant View Elementary School sang popular children’s songs to more than 120 people during the 19th annual Family and Community Partnership Recognition Luncheon on May 16.

Baldwin Park Unified’s ECE program celebrated a love for education with the theme “Learning is a Fiesta,” and highlighted its 2018-19 achievements, including new facilities, health services and college partnerships.

“Everyone who attends this event asks how we are going to top next year and I never worry because we have an amazing team that does an incredible job,” ECE Director Ricardo Rivera said.

The festive lunch featured a photo station with props, such as funky glasses, inflatable guitars and tiny maracas, and attendees were led in a group dance by Rivera and Board of Education President Christina Lucero.

ECE staff and community partners were recognized for their service by Board of Education members, District administrators and representatives of state and national legislators.

More than 1,500 students are served daily by the District’s ECE programs, with two elementary schools offering dual-language immersion instruction.

During the event, Rivera shared information on a partnership with Mt. San Antonio College that grants Baldwin Park Unified students and graduates priority registration for childcare.

“I want to thank Mr. Rivera – he has taken the ECE program to higher levels of achievement,” Superintendent Dr. Froilan N. Mendoza said. “Our mission is to ensure high achievement for all learners, from ECE to our adult program. We encourage all of our partners to be a part of what we are doing across the District because it takes everyone to make sure that our students succeed.”

Community partners in attendance included: Baldwin Park Education Association, the Baldwin Park Library, Baldwin Park Organization of Supervisors and Administrators, Baldwin Park Police Department, California Highway Patrol, California School Employees Association Chapter 28 and Lakeshore Learning.


ECE_LUNCHEON_1: Baldwin Park Unified Early Childhood Education (ECE) students perform upbeat, popular children’s songs as a highlight of the ECE program’s annual community partnership recognition lunch, held May 16.

ECE_LUNCHEON_2: Baldwin Park Unified elementary school principals pose for a festive photo during the District’s 19th annual Family and Community Partnership Recognition Luncheon on May 16.