Classmates at St. Charles Children’s Learning Center (CLC) at the College of Southern Maryland, from left, Cody Hess, Marcus Mackie, Isaiah Villanova, Adrian Delaney III and Ashley Yoon perform a song during a program celebrating their graduation from preschool June 9. Altogether, 21 preschoolers donned green robes and caps with tassels and took their turn walking across a stage at the college’s La Plata Campus and shaking hands with their teachers, CLC Director Shirley Allen and CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried. “Some of your children started with us in the infant room,” Allen said in her remarks to parents and guests. “Look where they are now! We have had so much fun together. We are so proud of their accomplishments.” The center CSM has been in operation for 11 years and is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education. The center provides CSM students, faculty and staff, as well as community members, quality, child-centered care for more than 100 students from ages 8 weeks to 12 years old. The center has 10,000 square feet of learning space, including nine child-centered classrooms, a gymnasium and a prep kitchen. In addition, the center has its own private landscaped playground and access to the campus grounds. For information on the CLC, visit http://clc.csmd.edu/.