The 4th Annual Community Action Project Zoo Day was held on Saturday, June 14th. All families receiving services from Family & Children’s Services Early Childhood Program were invited to the event which included free admission to the Tulsa Zoo, free parking and free lunch. This year, 3,964 children along with family members attended.

The day was organized by parents with help from Lacey Austin, a Parent Involvement Coordinator for the Family & Children’s Services Early Childhood Program. Austin says, “At events like this, it is rewarding to see parents so actively involved in not only their own child’s education but taking roles of leadership to improve the lives and education of all children enrolled in the program.”   In addition to the parents who organized the event, over two dozen F&CS Early Childhood Program employees volunteered to work at Zoo Day.

Thank you to those involved in making this year’s Zoo Event a huge success!

photo PHOTO: Volunteer Alex Moore dressed as Sully at Zoo Day.

Family & Children’s Services collaborates with Community Action Project to set children from low-income families on the path to success in learning and life. Family & Children’s Services’ family support and mental health specialists are embedded in 13 Head Start and Early Head Start sites that Community Action Project operates in Tulsa County.

Click HERE to learn more about our Early Childhood Program.