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Fall 2018: Full House and Excitement as School Year Begins
The 2018-19 school year began with excitement at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, which has welcomed the Springs School District’s prekindergarten students, along with additional prekindergarteners sent to the Center from the Wainscott and Sagaponack districts, and others. The three Pre-K classes, with a total of 56 children, are led by Sandy McLaughlin, Erin Albanese, and Meghan Payne. Each group has two assistant teachers helping out — Cassandra Bowen and Yolanda Coste with Ms. Payne, Marisol Guerrero and India Hayden with Ms. McLaughlin, and Melissa Anderson and Jessica Pillco with “Ms. A.” The teacher-student ration in the Prekindergarten groups …
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EWECC, EH Library Partner for Education
The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center is partnering with the East Hampton Library to present educational programs for parents, along with “Mommy and Me” programs for caregivers and children. Educators from the Center will join the library’s “Mommy and Me” sessions once a month to model activities for adults and children that can help develop children’s language, literacy, cognitive, and social-emotional development. Techniques for reading together, through which parents can broaden a child’s experience of a book by engaging in a dialogue, asking questions, and sparking curiosity and creative thinking, were presented during the first session, during the summer. Also in August, …
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Eleanor Whitmore Recognized
A party on August 22 at the East Hampton home of Leonard Ackerman, a Center supporter and friend, was held in honor of Eleanor Whitmore, for whom the Center is named. The event celebrated Ms. Whitmore’s commitment to and work on behalf of the Center, as well as her birthday, and helped raise awareness and funds for the Center’s scholarship program. Thank you for all that you do, Eleanor, and for your firm belief in the importance of early education for young children …
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Parent Workshop: Providing Support Through Transitions
Ongoing workshops for parents are a key part of EWECC’s mission of leadership in early childhood education …
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Pre-K Learns About "Healthy Food for Life"
The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center is partnering with the Wellness Foundation of East Hampton to expand and enhance the Center’s focus on good nutrition by presenting the WFEH “Healthy Food for Life” program to prekindergarten groups over several weeks this spring. The program which the Wellness Foundation presents in local schools from the Pre-K level through middle school, is an innovative family nutrition program that empowers kids to “lead the way to wellness in their families,” by teaching them about exercise, healthy eating habits, and more. Activities include food preparations and tastings, with parents invited to join in …
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