Still filling large need for pre- and after-school care
By Gretchen Parisi, Special to The Times
The idea for Tick Tock began when the Race Relations Committee of the Kennett Friends Meeting voiced concerns that some of the area’s disadvantaged students were struggling in school. The Committee recognized the need for educational outreach before children reached kindergarten, so with little fanfare and a great number of dedicated volunteers, Tick Tock soon was founded and moved into its home in the former Tic Toc Bar in Toughkenamon. It has been evolving and expanding ever since.
Tick Tock Early Learning Center turns 50
By Steven Hoffman, Staff Writer
In 1964, a group of Quaker women met with Kennett Consolidated School District officials to discuss ways that they could serve the children and families in the Kennett Square community. 1964 was the year that the sweeping Civil Right Act was finally approved, but it was a difficult year for race relations in the U.S., and racial tensions ran high―even in a school like Kennett High School.