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Employees Can Register Their Kids for April 4 Children’s Day


An unidentified, but adventuresome, girl in safety gear takes to the climbing wall in the Recreation Center during last year’s Children’s Day.

It will be tough to choose among the many activities offered at UCSB’s 5th Annual Children’s Day on April 4, according to co-organizers Wendy Nishikawa and Stuart Feinstein. Kids will have the chance to paint a mural, handle sea animals, scrimmage with the men’s championship soccer team, scale the Recreation Center’s climbing wall, experience computer-generated music, and more.
Sign-ins will be taken at 8 a.m. in Storke Plaza. However, pre-registration is encouraged. A pizza and salad lunch will be provided free of charge to the children.
Around 100 children between the ages of 5 and 14 years will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis from families of employees and students in the free, half-day campus event. The deadline for parents to return registration and liability waiver forms is Friday, March 21.
The forms and a complete program are now available online at <http://childcare.sa.ucsb.edu/childrensday>. Hard copies of all forms (plus a copy of the child’s medical insurance card) must be mailed to Nishikawa in care of Human Resources, mail code 3160. Her extension is x7323.
For safety reasons, a parent or legal guardian must accompany children aged four to five years. Parents are welcome to accompany older children if they wish, said Nishikawa, who also coordinates the campus Work/Life Program.
She noted that anyone wanting to volunteer to help on April 4 or to donate funds to support the special day should contact her.
“We encourage all parents to attend the morning activities with their children, but will have adult leaders for each group (in case they cannot),” she added.
Organized activities will end with the lunch on the lawn behind the University Center, adjacent to the Campus Lagoon.
Feinstein, a professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, co-chairs the UCSB Childcare Advisory Committee with Nishikawa.