News and Notes from The Johnson Center

GrapeUp! Come Together! - Sandwich Art

JCCHD | Wed, August 12, 2015 |

Saturday, July 25, was full of good food and great fun. We learned all about nutrition at the Grape Up! event dedicated to making Sandwich Art.

We started off the day with a fun story called “The Giant Jam Sandwich,” by John Vernon Lord, read by our presenter for the day, Zabin.  Our ASL and Spanish interpreters helped us…

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GrapeUp! Come Together! - Yoga

JCCHD | Wed, August 12, 2015 |

Yoga

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Back to School Bash 2015

JCCHD | Mon, August 10, 2015 |

Mark your calendars! Our annual Back to School Bash is coming up…

BTSB XS

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SIbCamp in August

JCCHD | Mon, August 03, 2015 |

Sibcamp 2

GrapeUp! Come Together! - Be A Junior Weatherperson

JCCHD | Thu, July 30, 2015 |

weatherperson

GrapeUp! Come Together! - Why is The Johnson Center hosting inclusive recreational events?

JCCHD | Mon, July 27, 2015 |

It has been said that prejudice rarely survives experience. Once we come together and see people as they are—interesting, flawed, funny, curious, intriguing, smart, challenged, strong, human—then we are able to see the characteristics we share, we aspire to have, we complement, we can learn from, and we can support.

This is the premise behind the…

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GrapeUp! Come Together! - We All Scream for Ice Cream!

JCCHD | Thu, July 23, 2015 |

On Saturday, July 11, Pease Elementary playground was the place to be. The Johnson Center staff and volunteers got there early and worked hard to get set up for the fifth “Grape Up! Come Together!” event. This was the day we learned about and celebrated…

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What Every Child Needs to Know About Dog Safety

JCCHD | Wed, July 22, 2015 |

On Saturday, July 18th, The Johnson Center for Child Health & Development had the pleasure of hosting a workshop for kids presented by canine-behavior expert Caitlin Lane, CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed) from Austin Dog Zone.

In between fun games, a photo booth, story time, and animal crafts, the kids learned…

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GrapeUp! Come Together! - Sandwich Art

JCCHD | Tue, July 21, 2015 |

Sandwich Art

GrapeUp! Come Together! - Making Music

JCCHD | Tue, July 21, 2015 |

On June 27th we had a crazy Saturday full of music with the Johnson Center at the Pease Elementary playground.  It was the Johnson Center’s fourth “Grape Up! Come Together!” event in our summer series, and we had a blast. This week Lauren. a very special guest from the TexARTS Association, taught us all about music and instruments. Lauren read us the book My Family Plays Music by Judy Cox and showed…

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