The Ascension Early Childhood Center – The Little School – celebrated its 20th birthday on Friday, Oct. 3.
The Little School welcomed its first students in September 1995. Many things have changed throughout the past 20 years, but the philosophy and mission of the school have remained the same. The Little School offers Catholic early education to children two to five years of age.
In addition to the proclamation presentation by Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation, The Little School received a special blessing by Monsignor Dennis Stehly, visits from Juggling Jeff, the Bubble Bus, Monarch Fire Department and Chesterfield Police Department. Face painting and other art activities were also available.
The school’s co-founders, Erica Argue and Mary Ellen Schweitzer, attended the event.