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We couldn't me more proud of Kathy Shambo, Humane Education Director as her partnership with Providence Elementary School through the Compassion Classroom program has been recognized by the Virginia Beach Public Schools  Distinctive Recognition from Virginia Beach Public Schools as a 2014-2015 Model Partner with Providence Elementary School!

According to the Virginia Beach Public School's website, this prestigious award is given to programs and schools that demonstrate best practices of meaningful community involvement in our school district.

Our education department visits pre-k through fourth grade classrooms each month during the school year with a new animal-themed lesson which teaches respect, responsibility and empathy. Lessons are approximately 30 minutes long and include a critter share time at the end of the session. More information on Compassion Classroom.

Click to view a great video showing Compassion Classrom in action!