Preschool prom goes Hollywood at Overbrook School for the Blind

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For the first time, Overbrook School for the Blind held a prom for their Early Childhood Program on Friday. (WPVI)

For the first time, Overbrook School for the Blind held a prom for their Early Childhood Program on Friday.

The event included dancing, dresses, photos and food - everything you want in a prom, and they haven't even hit kindergarten.

The 3- to 5-year-olds might be young, but they know how to work the red carpet. After the grand entrance, the Hollywood-themed dance floor was waiting. Educators had the idea months ago, and worked to make it a reality.

"This is a celebration of springtime. They just put this all together, and came up with this idea," said Executive Director and CEO Gerald Kitzhoffer.

"She's a fashionista, and our kids are fashionistas," said Paraeducator Carolyn Lewis. "They always dress so beautiful. We said we need to go to the prom."

And go to the prom they did. The kids were so excited talking about it, they were afraid they missed it.

Not to worry, there was plenty of twirling time.

As for the boys, the good eats were the highlight of the day.

"I'm going to eat cupcakes and everything," said 4-year-old Randy.

But whether it was the spread or the spinning, there were smiles all around.

The kids had a blast, and the prom was clearly a hit.

Even though this is the first time they've held a prom for the young kids, it's safe to say it won't be the last.
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