DCCC Pre-K Class Sends Gingerbread Tidings Cross Country

December 11, 2012 – The Child Development Center at Davidson County Community College is sending out sweet greetings this holiday season.

The pre-K class at the Center is participating in the Gingerbread Exchange, a gift-swap of personalized gingerbread men between schools across the country. The pre-K class worked together to decorate 15 individual gingerbread men to send to each of the 15 schools in their group. The holiday shipments also included a letter about their school, children and teachers as well as a class picture.

“This project has allowed the pre-K children to gain a better understanding of different states, schools, and cultures; all while giving them a creative outlet to express themselves through their individual gingerbread creations,” says Sydney Crutchfield, assistant pre-K teacher for the Center.

To supplement their gingerbread-themed gift exchange, the students also created a story using their own ideas, words and illustrations, called “Gingerbread’s Adventure to China.” The story is displayed outside the pre-K classroom The Gingerbread Exchange was created by a teacher in Texas to connect classrooms across the country in a shared spirit of generosity and fellowship during the holiday season. So far, the pre-K class has received eight responses from schools in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.


Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2013. It is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.