Mountain View School District’s Head Start/State Preschool/Children’s Center hosted its 2016-17 Be a Hero Day to honor the male figures who participate in preschool children’s education. The annual event—part of the male involvement program—welcomes fathers, grandfathers, uncles, cousins, friends, and neighbors who play a significant role in the lives of preschool students.

The theme was “Time to Glitter and Shine,” and cosmetology students from the Professional Institute of Beauty were on hand to teach the men how to brush, braid, and style their preschooler’s hair. Once the students were all dolled up, they took a photo with their special male hero.

Tony Lugo, principal of La Primaria School, provided some key strategies for the important role men play in their young child’s life. Dinner was provided and everyone had a wonderful time.

“Thank you for joining us tonight as we celebrate the male superheroes in our preschool programs,” said Alma Gonzales, Director of Preschool Programs. “Your involvement during your child’s preschool years is essential to their future success and we salute you for partnering with us and being a superhero!”

Mountain View’s preschool program takes pride in promoting strong male involvement in the lives of its preschool students. Each male volunteer was encouraged to volunteer in the Head Start classrooms and participate in school readiness activities at home with their preschool child.