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Director's Corner:

Dear Families and Friends,

We hope you all had a chance to relax and enjoy your families this holiday season. We would like to wish everyone a New Year of health, happiness and prosperity!

A big Thank You to all of our families for your continued trust in our center this New Year and for choosing us to care for and teach your children! We are so excited and pleased to be serving your family and are looking forward to a wonderful year of fun and education.

Last month the children enjoyed their classroom holiday parties, making gingerbread houses, cookies, menorahs and watching the Polar Express. Our school said goodbye to the autumn season and welcomed winter with open arms.

Tutor Time will be offering an enrichment program for our 3 and 4 year-olds. The program is open to children in our Preschool and Pre-K programs, and each class is held in small groups of 3-5 children so that your child receives the individualized attention they need. Classes take place three times a week and are held in 30-minute sessions. Check your mailboxes for flyers.

The children WILL BE going outside, weather permitting. Please remember to check your child’s cubby for weather appropriate change of clothing, hats & mittens.

On Wednesday, January 17th we will be providing you with a link to our new survey program, TATTLE. With this link you will be able to provide us with feedback throughout the school year, so we can better serve your families. Additional information will be provided in the upcoming weeks.

Sincerely,

Karen Wizeman - Center Director &
Heather McCadden – Center Asst. Director


WHAT'S GOING ON IN OUR CENTER:

Our center is continuing with our commitment to the Pilot Field Study on the QUALITYstarsNY project. It was initiated in Spring of 2010 and rolled the Winter of 2010/11. In June of 2012 we submitted our application to continue with the implementation. In this project we have become a study center to help create the Stars Rating Scale. NYS is creating this scale to award Child Care and Learning Centers a number of 1 – 5 Stars (similar to restaurant or hotels).

Because of this program our teachers have received valuable training hours specific to the needs of our center. We have been able to assess our lesson planning and use our assessment tools to better create an individual lesson plan for each child based on observations and anecdotal note taking. It has made a significant difference in meaningful lessons for our children and we hope you have noticed this yourself.

To find out more about the QUALITYstarsNY project in our school, click here.

Another project we are involved with is also sponsored by NYSOCFS. It is funded by United Way and EPIC (Every Person Influences Children). This project is geared toward enriching children’s lives through literacy. Each one of our classrooms will be rated with the same Environmental Rating Scale, yet specific to literacy only. Each classroom will be granted 20 hours of technical assistance to help move the rating in a positive way up the scale. This way each room will be enhanced to its individual needs, not center wide. Each room will be provided with materials; and each teacher is invited to attend 9 workshops and EPIC will also be providing 4 workshops for parents. Our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms have all completed the Literacy workshop and next we will focus on the Preppers, Twaddlers and Toddlers. Each Preschool and Pre-k classrooms received their final rating scores and they were amazing! The implementation greatly improved our curriculum in this area. We have the results in the office should you desire to read them.

To find out more about EPIC visit their website at www.epicforchildren.org.

We hope our participation in these projects is as important to you as they are to us and we truly hope the children reap the rewards!


Employment Opportunities

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Mail resume to:
Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Center
227 North Main Street
New City, NY 10956

Fax resume: (845) 708-8275


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