Our Lady of Elms kindergarten, preschool playdates

AKRON Our Lady of the Elms will host a Kickoff to Kindergarten event on Jan. 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. Boys and girls will sample school activities, from circle time, to Sunshine binders (tracing), to literature/story time, to playing at recess.

Parents will learn about the registration process, kindergarten readiness, curriculum and have an opportunity to ask questions.

The event is free for rising kindergartners and their parents. Make reservations online at www.theelms.org/welcome-to-kindergarten.

The Elms will also host a series of Preschool Playdates for children and families from 10 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9.

The playdates will provide an opportunity for children to socialize with others in an enriching environment that supports communication, social-emotional development, cognitive development and fine and gross motor skills. Activities will include: music and movement, sensory exploration, imaginary play, interactive games and building and constructing.

The playdates are free of charge and no registration is required. This is not a drop off program and parents are required to supervise their children at all times.

Both events will be at the elementary school, 1290 W. Market St. in Akron. For more information about either event, contact Melanie Drouin, admissions director, 330-867-0918 or mdrouin@theelms.org.

Enroll in Hudson United Methodist Nursery School

Hudson United Methodist Nursery school has registration packets available for 2017-18 school year offering programs for children 2-1/2 through 5 years old.

The packets are available outside the main church office or online at www.Hudsonumns.com.

The school has been educating children for more than 42 years.

They have an indoor gym, outside playground, a library and many more options for children as far as enrichment classes.

Please feel free to call the office at 330-650-4091 ext. 2.

The school will be hosting an open house on Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.