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Celebrate the Children Attends "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" Performance

12/16/2013, 10:05 AM

Hackettstown, N.J.– Students from Celebrate the Children attended a private showing of Centenary Stage Company’s (CSC) “If You Give a Pig a Pancake” recently.  The CSC’s Young Audience Series (YAS) onsite and tour program is made possible through a generous grant from Target.

“This program is one that has gained popularity over the past several years,” says Professor Lea Antolini-Lid, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Centenary College.  “We have travelled to many schools and have had organizations experience our programs here on campus, as well.”

Celebrate the Children is a private school in Wharton, N.J., that teaches children with Autism.  Celebrate the Children was founded in 2004 by Monica G. Osgood, a behavioral consultant.  The foundation of the program is the Developmental Individual Relationship-based (DIR®) intervention created by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Wieder.  It is known as the Floortime Model.  Structured social skills training, behavior modification techniques, speech and language as well as academics are incorporated into the DIR® model to maximize the child’s success.  The success of the intervention services at Celebrate the Children has been recognized worldwide and is used as a model for schools servicing the same population.

“This was a wonderful experience for all involved,” says Linda Dimick, Field Trip Coordinator from Celebrate the Children.

In addition to “If You Give a Pig a Pancake,” this Centenary Stage Company program also offers the performances of “If You Give a Moose a Muffin,” “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” and “Shake it Up Shakespeare.” For more information, please call (908) 852-1400, ext. 2421.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.