Tiny Tots Invade City College in Search of Treats

Children from the Family Resource Center gathered to go trick or treating around Ocean Campus on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015.
Children from the Family Resource Center gathered to go trick or treating around Ocean Campus on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015.
Chanel, dressed as Minnie Mouse, reaches into her basket for more candy at the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services building while trick-or-treating.
Chanel, dressed as Minnie Mouse, reaches into her basket for more candy at the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services building while trick-or-treating.

Photo Story by Bridgid Skiba/Staff Writer

Children, parents and staff from the Dr. Betty Shabazz Family Resource Center trekked through City College’s Ocean campus on Oct. 30 for a trick or treat adventure.

About 30 children, escorted by parents and staff, invaded the Student Union building, the Women’s Resource Center, Conlon Hall and other nearby offices for the ultimate reward — candy treats.

Among the varied characters in colorful costumes were a doctor and Snow White.

As children entered the cafeteria, Vincent .P Paratore of culinary arts and hospitality studies greeted them with an assortment.

The admission office staff also greeted the children with handfuls of candy and big smiles and the children responded with even bigger smiles.

The parents and children are from the Parent Exchange Program that is part of the college’s Family Resources Center. The program allows parents to participate in nine hours of classroom instruction, while their children, aged six months to five years old, are cared for in the center.

Children dressed in costumes play in the Family Resource Center on Ocean campus after trick-or-treating.
Children dressed in costumes play in the Family Resource Center on Ocean campus after trick-or-treating.
Nadine and Rose pose while trick-or- treating in costume.
Nadine and Rose pose while trick-or- treating in costume.
Women’s Resource Center staff offer trick-or-treaters from the Family Resource Center candy to celebrate Halloween at Ocean campus.
Women’s Resource Center staff offer trick-or-treaters from the Family Resource Center candy to celebrate Halloween at Ocean campus.

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