Sunday, October 26th marked the first annual Westchester Family Tech Day: a collaboration between the Child Care Council of Westchester and the Digital Arts Experience. Over 150 adults and children visited The DAE at 170 Hamilton Ave in White Plains, many of whom attended in costume.
“Early education and good child care is essential to developing smart children that grow up with good morals and contribute to society,” says Rob Kissner, Founder and President of the Digital Arts Experience, who also sits on the board of the Child Care Council. “We feel strongly about this, and spreading awareness about the CCCW with this event was such a natural step for all of us at the DAE.”
Among the festivities were a variety of engaging, technology-oriented stations, including:
A 3D scanning & printing station,
LEGO® stop motion creation station,
an animation station,
a maker station sponsored by LittleBits®
featuring a LEGO® Mindstorm Robot.
There was a family photo booth,
and Minecraft™ in the Digital Arts Express.
In addition, there was a Halloween Play Dough making station, virtual pumpkin carving, Scratch gaming station, and a reading corner.
“What made the event a success was the help of our community partners and the commitment of the Child Care Council,” said Emily Angell, a co-coordinator of the event along with Dana Lawless of the Child Care Council. “Without the support of the community, this event would not have had nearly the reach or impact that it did. We’re so thankful for the relationships we have with other businesses and organizations in Westchester and beyond.”
3 lucky attendees went home with special raffle prizes, including a LittleBits® Base Kit (courtesy of LittleBits®), A Minecraft Birthday Party in the DAExpress (courtesy of the Digital Arts Experience), and an XBOX 360 (courtesy of the Microsoft Store)!
Lastly, The Digital Arts Experience acknowledges that the day was a success because of the brilliant, creative and industry-active staff that does an amazing job day in and day out.
For all who attended Family Tech Day @ The DAE, THANK YOU. And we hope to see you next year!