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EWECC Program Director is SUNY Prof
Arlene Pizzo Notel, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center’s program director, has been tapped to teach at the SUNY Old Westbury School of Education as an adjunct professor. This semester, she is presenting a course on  “Contemporary Issues in the Lives of Children and Families.” The interdisciplinary course examines the impact of culture, ethnicity, gender, history, values, religion and economics on the lives of children and families.  …
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School Psychologist Supports Children's Social-Emotional Growth
Children’s learning and growth not only takes place on a cognitive level; in the early years, especially, children’s social-emotional development — learning about themselves and others, making friends, dealing with feelings, and developing empathy and kindness — is central, and a key focus at EWECC. At the core of a social-emotional learning curriculum is helping each and every child grow and reach appropriate developmental milestones. Staff at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center have developed assessments and action plans for each and every student, from our toddlers to our prekindergarteners,  tailored to providing the support for that growth. Action plans …
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Pre-K Year Begins With Community Focus
EWECC’s Pre-K classes spent the beginning of the school year learning about the community they live in. With its location in East Hampton Village, the Center allows students and teachers to explore the town on walking field trips. Special visitors to the Center expanded the learning opportunities about community helpers and jobs in the community. Collecting fall leaves A visit to the East Hampton Library Lots to explore at the East Hampton Nature Trail and Duck Pond Exploring the firetruck and learning about fire safety A visit from a Coast Guard daddy
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Parent Meetings Offer Info, Forum
The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center had its first Parent Outreach meeting of the 2018-2019 school year, with a focus on “Parent Reflective Functioning: Observing, Listening, Wondering and Responding as Teachers and Parents.” The education and discussion sessions, which include presentations by professionals in a variety of pertinent fields, were initiated by the Center in 2014, through the efforts of Arlene Pizzo Notel, our program director. The events provide information to parents and caregivers, and provide an opportunity to discuss issues of concern and interest, and to learn useful strategies for guiding children’s growth. The recent event drew the largest …
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School Psychologist Will Support Child Growth
The addition of a school psychologist to the EWECC staff will expand the ability of EWECC teachers to provide group and individualized activities that will support children’s understanding and growth. The Center submitted a successful grant request to fund the position …
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