New preschool puts name on map through first fall festival

Nov. 5, 2012

Salty Kids Preschool held its first fall festival last week, raising awareness of its facility, as well as more than $300 for supplies.


Opened for its first semester in Ormond Beach August 20, Salty Kids Preschool, at 221 Vining Ct., held its first ever fall festival Oct. 31, with a petting zoo, bounce house, face painting, music, a cupcake walk and a pumpkin patch.

“I was Cruella, and we decided to make costumes for the kids and turn them into Dalmations,” Dawnmarie Bridgeman, the schools director, said.

A total of about 400 people showed up to the event, raising more than $300 through a silent auction, which benefited the purchase of education supplies.

“We did not get any new enrollment, but I definitely think the word got out about us,” Bridgeman added.

Salty Kids has a 37-student capacity and, every Wednesday, all of the kids go "traveling" around the world, with a new speaker each week who presents on the country they’re from, feeds the kids a snack from that region and teaches them a few new words.

The Christian-based school also has science Fridays, a gymnastics program and a music program, which is currently organizing its Christmas concert. All teachers are also all certified in CPR and first-aid.

Spaces are currently available at Salty Kids for 2-year-olds and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten.

Call 615-9180.