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SULLIVAN COUNTY — Nana’s House Child Care Center, Inc. has received a grant from the Empire State After-School Program through the support of the Monticello Central School District. Nana’s House, a non-profit organization located in Rock Hill, is now offering free educational field trips around New York State for children ages 17 and under who live in Sullivan County for more than 75% of the year.
The Empire State After-School Program, initiated by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, provides $35 million in funding for high-need school districts across New York. The grant funding will be used to provide field trips for families who might not otherwise have access to these educational and recreational experiences.
The first trip on July 6 brought 52 children and their parents to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. “We have trips planned to USS Intrepid, the Bronx Zoo, “Aladdin” on Broadway...” says Dr. Sean Wall-Carty, president and CEO of Nana’s House. “We are honored to be able to give back to the community we serve. Providing an interactive and fun, educational experience for children is one of the most profound gifts any organization can give to their community. Our program will have a significant positive impact on many Sullivan County families.”
Nana’s House serves infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children using a thematic curriculum that is child-centered, aligning to New York State Early Learning Guidelines through playful learning. For more information, go to www.nanashousechildcare.org or call 845/794-3826. For information about future trips, visit www.nanashousechildcare.org/events.html.