Monday, December 21, 2009

Sullivan U brings kitchen learning facility to visually impaired kids

The Bakery at Sullivan University has teamed up with Visually Impaired Preschool Services Inc. (VIPS) to bring a kitchen learning facility to the VIPS center in Louisville, Ky. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Dec. 14, and children were invited into the facility to work with Sullivan University's The Bakery chef Robert Henry on decorating gingerbread houses. Henry will visit VIPS at least once per month to work with children in the new kitchen.
(l to r) The Bakery at Sullivan University's chef Robert Henry with VIPS executive director Diane Nelson in the new kitchen facility

The bakery gives children the opportunity to learn motor skills like measuring, mixing and pouring and adaptive living skills like washing dishes. These activities help them understand the process of food preparation. VIPS offers services to infants, toddlers and preschoolers who are visually impaired or blind and their families. For more information, visit