DISCOVERINGS VOLUME 19 A Newsletter for the Discovery Center of the Southern Tier ISSUE FOUR
DIRECTOR’S LETTER “Poor, dear, silly spring, preparing her annual surprises”. Wallace Stevens And…all winter we have been preparing spring surprises! Programs, new exhibits, special events and bright ideas have been fermenting in our creative caldrons! We are impatient to see spring arrive, yet grateful for the planning time that winter afforded us. We are full of springtime excitement to be generating a trunkfull of new experiences and adventures and embracing the spring philosophy, “spring is a new beginning.” Major in March is our month long celebration of Dr. Seuss and on March 12th we will be hosting a full day of Scout programming including a display and four workshops. We have also been approved by the Girl Scout Council to be the site for a major exhibit in 2012 honoring the one hundredth year of Girl Scouting. We are excited and honored by this decision. March is Women’s History Month and our scout program is...All about women! April is Child Abuse prevention month and we invite our visitors to wear blue throughout the month to show their awareness and prevention support. In April we offer a new twist in programming: In liege with WSKG-TV and Dinosaur Train - a PBS animated feature - we will be welcoming Buddy and the Dinosaur Family. Even now we are building a train!! This Dinosaur family travels with a great message – tolerance of differences. April 15th is a milestone for us: our first ever Science Fair. It is open to everyone and prizes of savings bonds ($100; $75 and $50) have been generously donated by Visions Federal Credit Union. On April 17th, our Ahearn Playhouse will be
filled with music for and about children. Featured will be well known pianist Pej Reitz, soprano Stephanie Jensen-Moulton and mezzo soprano Julia GrellaO’Connell. And, what is as fey as a day in May? Do save the May 14th date for a Fairy Tea, a whimsical, magical afternoon for all. Look through our Special Events, Free Programs and Scout Programs to see the details of all that is in store for you this spring at The Discovery Center! If that is not enough-our Susquehanna River Trail opens soon. Complete with a running river, studies of the route from New York State to salt water Chesapeake Bay and a walk on canal boat with exciting oral local history tales. Imagine being a mule driver on the canal at age 7! Also this spring we kick off our affiliation with the Wendy’s Walk for Kids, Steps for a Brighter Future. The Mission of the Wendy’s Walk for Kids is to assist programs whose purpose is to help children in the community realize their full potential, regardless of their life experiences and current circumstances. The goal is to raise funds which will be distributed equally to four organizations benefiting children: The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, The Discovery Center, Area Boys and Girls Clubs and The Magic Paintbrush Project all of whom support efforts to help children in the Greater Binghamton Area. Do consider participating in the walk on June 26th and check our website for all the details. We look forward to having you join us for a super spring sampling!!!
Our Spring Hours: Open: Mondays 10am-3pm just for toddlers (birth through preschool age) beginning March 7 through June 27. Note: April 11 is a school holiday so we will be open for all ages. Tuesday – Friday 10am-4pm Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday noon-5pm Closed: April 24 – Easter Sunday, May 30 – Memorial Day. Plan ahead: In the spring we experience a high rate of school group visitations. To parents of toddlers we suggest calling before you visit to see if groups are expected, visit on Mondays, or visit after 2pm Tues – Fri when groups have returned to school. 2.
SPECIAL EVENTS Special Girl Scout Exhibit and Girl Scout Patch Workshop – March 12 In celebration of Women’s History month and the 99th birthday of Girl Scouts of America, we present Girl Scouts: A Walk through Time. Visit our display of Girl Scout uniforms of yesteryear. Learn what it was like to be a scout in other decades that were historically significant to women. What uniforms did you wear? What patches did you earn? Bring the history of scouting to life with us! This exciting exhibit is brought to you by the History in Archives Committee of Girl Scouts of NYPenn Pathways. Exhibit opens March 12th. A special Girl Scout history workshop will be offered in conjunction to the display (see below) to earn a brand new heritage patch. See page 7 for details.
Spend the Day The Seuss Way! March 26th This will be the day that “from here to there, funny things are everywhere” as we honor Dr. Seuss’s birthday month with all things Seuss. The fun will begin with a healthy breakfast of green eggs and ham (and some of the yellow kind too!) in The Discovery Center’s Summersaults Café. Breakfast will be served from 10am-12pm with a reading of Dr. Seuss’s famous book “Green Eggs and Ham”. Breakfast tickets for eggs, ham, bagel and juice will be sold for $3 a meal with admission. Food sales will continue with pizza and salad sold from 12-1pm for those who say eggs…“not here or there or anywhere!” Wear your craziest footwear for the day. “If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.” and step into our “How Many Feet you Meet” silly shoes parade at 1pm (mismatched shoes will do the trick!) At 2pm…don’t be late! A Free with admission performance is on stage in The Discovery Center’s Ahearn Playhouse with S.T.A.R. (Southern Tier Actors Read) performance of “All Things Seussical” Proceeds for the day will be donated to support the Wendy’s Walk for Kids.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. Show your support for bringing awareness to the prevention of child abuse and neglect during the week of April 11-15th by wearing blue to The Discovery Center as you board the Fun Express for our week of special programming. You can wear blue clothes or shoes, a blue ribbon or even paint your nails blue! Family Violence Prevention Council will have tips available on keeping children safe. Blue ribbons will be available for a free will donation to benefit the Family Violence Prevention Council. We want to see a sea of blue at The Discovery Center!!!
All Aboard as we Swing into Spring! Jump on The Discovery Center Fun Express during the school holiday break for sensational activities! All activities begin at 11am and continue until 1pm and are FREE with museum admission. Monday, April 11th – The first stop for The Discovery Center Fun Express is at the farm for Moo and More! It’s Farm Animal Day at The Discovery Center. Get a close up look at baby chicks, bunnies and more. Tuesday, April 12th – All Aboard for Wild Weather Day! Are you ready for April showers? Visit with National Weather Meteorologist Eric Heden and try some exciting weather experiments! Wednesday, April 13th – It’s time to transfer to the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9¾ for Harry Potter Day! Help Harry Potter defeat Lord Voldemort by learning some new spells and mix up a batch of special potions! Thursday, April 14th – Toot, Toot! WSKG and The Discovery Center present a special Dinosaur Train event! Visit the Museum for a day of family-fun! Dinosaur Train activities and a meet and greet with Buddy the T-Rex are free with admission. Friday, April 15th – You won’t want to miss our next destination because it’s Science Fair Day at The Discovery Center. Young scientists show off their projects at this first annual Science Fair. Judging and prizes to be awarded. Saturday, April 16th – The final stop of The Discovery Center Fun Express…the Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Hop! Put on your Easter bonnet and join the Easter Bunny for an egg-citing day of activities. DJ Johnny Only will lead our Easter Parade and Bunny Hop beginning at 1pm until 2:30pm. The museum gallery will close at 2pm for the Easter Bunny to hide eggs and will reopen at 2:30pm for the Easter Egg Hunt. 3.
SPECIAL EVENTS “Halfway Down”: A Concert of Songs about Childhood and Disability Noted soprano and scholar of disability studies Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, acclaimed mezzo-soprano Julia Grella O’Connell, and beloved pianist Pej Reitz will present a concert of classical songs that share the themes of childhood and disability on April 17 at 3pm at The Discovery Center’s Ahearn Playhouse. The program will include pieces by Johannes Brahms and Charles Ives, as well as a group of rarely-heard songs by the autistic savant “Blind Tom” Wiggins, a musical prodigy born into slavery. The concert is open to the public. Tickets are $25. Proceeds will benefit The Discovery Center’s cultivation of programs to provide opportunities for children with special needs. Call 773-8661 x201 for tickets. About the Artists: Soprano Stephanie Jensen-Moulton’s singing has been praised by the New York Times as “brilliant and confident.” She has performed in opera, concert, and musical theater throughout the United States. Also a noted scholar on music, gender, and disability studies, she is an Assistant Professor of Musicology at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, where she is also a Research Fellow at the Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music. Mezzo-soprano Julia Grella O’Connell is a singer and scholar whose work has focused on salon and art music by nineteenth-century Italian composers, serious and popular music by Victorian women, and music by Italian composers who immigrated to Victorian Britain and Ireland. Pianist Pej Reitz is widely acclaimed as a soloist, educator, and collaborative musician. She has performed as a recitalist and accompanist throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia, including concerts in Graz, Austria, Tokyo, Japan, and Birmingham, England.
Arbor Day Celebration! Take care of our Earth and plant a tree! The Discovery Center will observe Arbor Day on Saturday, April 30th with a day long celebration of all things green! Learn how to conserve energy, shrink your carbon footprint and enjoy the great outdoors. Dare to be a force of nature and help save the rainforests! Feathered Kisses Aviary Sanctuary will give a special presentation of parrots, macaws and other birds of the rainforest throughout the day. Meet The Discovery Center’s own Mealy Amazon Parrot, “Zazou” and learn what products come from the rainforest. All activities are FREE with admission and will take place from 11:00am to 3:00pm. All children will receive a FREE white pine or spruce tree to take home and plant for Arbor Day.
Enchanted Fairy Tea Party th
May 14 1-3pm, $12 for a parent/child pair, and $5 for each additional child. Pre registration required. With a sprinkling of magical pixie dust, a flutter of your favorite fairy wings, and a swirl of your most beautiful party dress, you’ll be ready for the DC’s Fairy Tea Party. You and your favorite fairy girl or elfin boy are invited to our day of fairy fun. Enjoy a magical afternoon together as we enjoy tea and woodland treats of all kinds. You’ll meet some real fairies and learn about their magical world. The magic follows you home with your own fairy house created with things fairies love- feathers, shells, gems, and of course, pixie dust! Get your picture taken in our woodland setting for just $2. Call 773-8661 x 201 to make reservations.
ARTS PARTNERS NEWS 2010/2011 ARTS PARTNERS’ MATCHING GRANT AWARDS $13,463 in grants was awarded by Arts Partners in October to seven projects in Broome and Tioga Counties. All these wonderful projects meet strict guidelines for quality arts-in-education residency work in schools pre-K through 12th grade. This year’s awards: Mac Arthur Elementary School: “I’ll Fly Away - The Great Migration: An African Journey Told in Rhythms, Poetry, and Collage”, Seton Catholic Central High School: “Writing Excellence Through the Power of Story”, Ben Franklin Elementary School: “Folktale Fantasia II, Stories in Motion”, Candor Elementary School: “Good Vibrations”, Newark Valley Middle School: “Newark Valley: History through an Artist’s Eyes”, Binghamton High School: “Loving Literacy”, and Vestal High School: “Creating a Mindful Mosaic.” Arts Partners is a Local Capacity Building Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by The Discovery Center, and made possible with funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. The Roger L. Kresge Foundation has also provided funding for Broome County. For complete descriptions of each school’s project or for more information about Arts Partners, visit thediscoverycenter.org or contact Laura Hobbs at 773-8661, ext. 203. 4.
FREE PROGRAMS Explore & More Every Saturday at 11am and 2pm and Sundays at 2pm. Create an art project, conduct an experiment, learn something new, and see demonstrations too! This is free with admission so pack a lunch to enjoy in our café and make it a day of learning and play! March 5 & 6- Mardi Gras Mania, make a mask and celebrate! March 12 & 13- Join in the fun for a Women’s History Floor Hunt March 19 & 20- Paint with a Scent, create a smelly work of art. March 26 & 27- Sugar Shack, sample different kinds of maple syrup! April 2 & 3- It’s International Children’s Book Day, hear stories from around the world. April 9 & 10- Egg-citing Eggs, see what eggs come from which animals. April 16 & 17- Let’s go Fly a Kite, make your own kite to take home. April 23 - Earth Day, learn why recycling is important to help the earth! April 30 & May 1- For the Birds, hear bird sounds & make a nest for the birds in your backyard. May 7 & 8- May Flowers, create a bouquet of flowers to take home. May 14 & 15- Spring Cleaning, make some soap and clean up! May 21 & 22- Shadow Puppets, learn how to have fun in the dark. May 28 & 29- Van Gogh’s Birthday, let’s celebrate by creating your own self-portrait.
NEW PROGRAM - Monday Fundays! Spring is a time of high visitation by school groups so, beginning Monday, March 7th through Monday, June 27th, The Discovery Center will open just for toddlers (birth through preschool age) on Mondays from 10am to 3pm*. Big size fun will be had by our littlest friends as they explore the museum and make new friends with out the crowds that can sometimes overwhelm our littlest visitors. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in our Somersaults Café or outside in The Story Garden for some fun in the sun! Special programming will be offered on Mondays during the month of March free with admission! *Note: Museum will be open to everyone on Monday, April 11 due to the school holiday.
“Oh, The Things You Can Think!” Mondays in March 11-11:45
Learn to be Brain Smart® with parent child workshops
that will combine fun with Brain Smart® parenting strategies. Dr. Seuss will be our theme as we celebrate March, Dr. Seuss’s birthday month, by combining playful learning with Conscious Discipline® models proven to decrease problem behaviors and turn conflict into cooperative learning opportunities. Conscious Discipline®, a comprehensive social and emotional intelligence classroom and parenting program, that empowers both adults and children, is based on current brain research, child development information and developmentally appropriate practices. Video workshops for adults that outline the seven basic skills of discipline as defined by Becky Bailey, PhD., an award winning author, renowned teacher and internationally recognized expert in childhood education and developmental psychology, will be available for viewing every Monday from 11-11:45am in The Discovery Center’s Reading Theater during the month of March. Learn the tools you need to put positive discipline to work for you, attend a free parent/child workshop using the basic skills for “Brain Smart Management” that can be applied to any environment where children are encouraged to become competent problem solvers.
Tunes & Tales – Tuesdays 11am Join us in Books and Beyond for Story Time every Tuesday at 11am. Enjoy guest readers each week, as we go on a reading adventure. Stay to do a story related activity and bring a snack or lunch to enjoy in our Somersaults café.
Healthy Beginnings – Tuesdays 1pm Let’s get moving! Our new hands on program will teach young children and their families about healthy habits and nutrition for life. Learn how to make healthy snacks and meals to fuel your body right, play games and get your body grooving!
Little Hand Science – Wednesdays at 1pm There’s nothing young fingers like to do better than to explore the world around them! This science exploration program will have your child delving into science concepts about the world around us. March 2- Dinosaur Dig—fossil search. March 9- Quick Sand—what’s it like to be in it? March 16- Water Science– cool facts about water March 23- Sink & Float –see what objects sink or float. March 30- Bones in your Body– learn a bony game. April 6- Dominant Side– which side of your body is stronger? April 20- Egg-citing Eggs-what eggs come from which animal? April 27- Duck Science-all about ducks! May 4- Sounds Like Fun! - science of sound May 11- May Flowers, plant some seeds to take home! May 18- Windy Spring, which objects can you blow? May 25- Cookie Monster’s Birthday– cookie science 5.
FREE PROGRAMS Tremendous Thursdays—1pm Fun, frolic, play and learn - Take a look at the surprises we have planned for you on Thursdays. This program is especially for our preschool and younger friends. March 3- Music to my ears! Learn about rhythm, March 10- Celebrate your name-what does it mean? March 17- Leprechauns, Clovers and Pots of Gold! March 24- Spring is Here-why is Spring a special season? March 31- On your mark, get set, Leap Frog! April 7- It’s Smile Month! show off your smile. April 14- Hat, cat, bat…How many words can you rhyme? April 21- Mix it up- make artwork using colors and textures. April 28– Chase the April showers blues away by playing games and dancing to some of our favorite songs. May 5- Cinco de Mayo - make maracas and play pass the chili pepper. May 12- May flowers - plant some seeds. May 19- Caterpillars to butterflies! make butterflies. May 26-Get ready for Summer—learn some great summer games!
Center Kids Our new theme - Imagine That was inspired by the exhibits at the Discovery Center and things going on right in our own community. Center Kids meets the second Saturday of the month (March will meet on the 3rd Saturday) from 1-3 pm in front of the Burlington Coat Factory in the Oakdale Mall. March 19 - Good for You It’s time to get off the couch and do some activities that are good for you! Try out our fitness test and learn all about healthy eating. Join us for an extra special Taekwondo demonstration at 1pm. April 9 - EcoKids Earth avengers on deck! Earth Day is a time to remember and appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. Plant some seeds to take home, make a scrapbook using recycled materials and learn why recycling is important for our planet. May 14 - Inside the Locker Room Do you ever wonder what it takes to get ready for the big game? Join us as we learn about baseball and hockey, and what it takes for the Binghamton Mets and Senators to stay in shape and suit up for the game. Meet the mascots at 2pm!
SCHOOL PROGRAMS Eco-Kids Story Book Contest Win a DC In-school program for your classroom! Classrooms in grades K-6 are invited to create a collaborative classroom story book to become a permanent part of our newest exhibit, Eco-Kids. Choose a nature related theme; mammals, insects, birds, leaves, trees or eggs and get to work! Students should research, write, and illustrate part of the story for a collaborative project. All story books will be on display during our Spring Science Week in which guests can vote on their favorite story. Winning classroom in each category will win an hour long school program of your choice brought right to your school! Please register your classroom’s participation with an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and receive all rules and regulations. All books must be submitted by April 2nd, 2011 and will be on display the week of April 11th-15th.
Science Fair 2011 Calling all young scientists! Mark your calendar for April 15th and be part of the science buzz here at the museum. Students in two grade categories, K-2 and 3-5, will have an opportunity to showcase their science projects here at the museum, compete for savings bond prizes, and share their learning with our visitors and celebrity judges. It is our hope that the Fair will help instill an appreciation for science in our everyday lives, recognize and commend scientific accomplishments, and heighten student interest in science fields. Prizes in each category are savings bonds: 1 st place- $100, 2nd place $75 and 3rd place $50. All participants will receive a certificate of participation. Whether your child has an interest in insects, chemistry, or the movement of the planets, our Spring Science Fair will be a great way to showcase their achievements. The day will also feature hands-on science experiments, activity stations and presentations throughout the day. Deadline to register is March 19th. For more information or to register your child’s work, please call Nicki at 773-8661 ext. 205. This event is sponsored by our friends at Visions Federal Credit Union and supported by the cool folks at ETM Solar Works. 6.
SCOUT PROGRAMS SCOUT FUN AT THE MUSEUM From workshops, performances, and sleepovers, we are the place for exciting scout adventures. We can also come to your meeting location and bring a workshop right to you! Don’t see a badge or Journey that you’re working on? We will work with you to achieve your scout goals. You must pre-register at least two weeks in advance for our workshops. Workshops designed with the Journeys in mind. Fees include badges! Fun Friday evening programs to enjoy the museum at night and keep your weekends free! All flyers sent electronically. To subscribe, send an e-mail with your name, troop level and number to email@example.com. You can download our flyers at www.thediscoverycenter.org. Just click on ‘Scouts’. A Sleepover at the Museum! Imagine sleeping near our fire truck or in our Giant Market! What does the museum look like when the sun goes down? Come find out! You arrive at 6pm with dinner awaiting you. The night is filled with museum play, a badge workshop, and fun! You bring the scouts and we do all the rest! Cost is $23 per scout or $28 for a scout/mother pair. You will receive a packing list upon confirmation. March 26th April Fool’s Snooze - Learn the fun and science of magic tricks just in time for April Fool’s Day. You won’t believe your eyes as you learn some fun tricks to amaze your friends. April 29th Martial Arts Snooze - In honor of Women’s Safety Month, we’ll see an exciting demo from Binghamton University’s Tae Kwon Do Demonstration Team . You’ll learn ways to be self-confident, try some Tae Kwon Do moves all while having fun and being active. May 20th Butterfly Magic Snooze - Learn all about the magic of the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly. See live butterflies, make a feeder for your garden, and make a special bracelet to take home. Honoring Our Heritage Workshop - March 12th, $8 per scout, includes brand new Heritage Patch! Daisies 10:30am-12pm, Brownies 12:30-2pm, Juniors 2:30-4pm. DISCOVER the rich history of Girl Scouting in the United States and NYPENN Pathways. CONNECT with the history of some amazing women from upstate New York. TAKE ACTION to earn the new Girl Scout NYPENN Pathways Heritage Patch. Games, crafts, learning and fun! Developed and instructed by the Heritage Patch committee of Girl Scouts of NYPenn Pathways.
DAISIES Seussical Cooking Sensation - March 5th, 10:30 am-12pm, $10 / scout. We’ll make a breakfast feast ala Dr. Seuss. Your plate will be filled with some wild and wacky things from Dr. Seuss’ silly tales. Crazy Hat Fun Patch is included. Egg-citing Eggs - April 9th, 10:30am-12pm, $9/scout. We’ll learn about oviparous animals to learn who lays eggs and who doesn’t. See how beautiful eggs can be as we examine their many sizes and colors and discover who makes the largest and smallest eggs. Have fun making a pretend nest to take home. Enchanted Fairy Tea Party - May 14th, 1-3pm, $8/scout or $14 Scout and parent. With a sprinkling of magical pixie dust, a flutter of your favorite fairy wings, and a swirl of your most beauti-
ful party dress, you’ll be ready for the DC’s Fairy Tea Party. Enjoy a magical afternoon together as we enjoy tea and woodland treats of all kinds. You’ll meet some real fairies and learn about their magical world. Make your own fairy house created with things fairies love - feathers, shells, gems, and of course, pixie dust! Get your picture taken in our woodland setting for just $2. A special Fairy Fun Patch is included in your fee. Sensational Seeds - May 7th, 10:30am-12pm, $8/scout. Come explore the Zinni, Gloria, and Mari from your Journey books. We’ll compare seeds of all colors, shapes and sizes. Make a seed mosaic project and plant some seeds to take home. Butterfly Magic - May 7th, 2-3:30pm, $8/scout. Learn all about the magic of the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly. See live butterflies, make a feeder for your garden, and a special bracelet to take home.
BROWNIES Whoo’s that Living in the Tree? - March 5th, 1:30-3:30pm, $9/ scout. Explore the amazing eating habits of a bird of prey as we follow an owl. Scouts will be using measuring, predicting, and observation skills through the study of owl habitats and their digestive systems. We’ll get hands-on with ‘owl puke’ to see just what your owl ate. Earn a special Owl Prowl fun patch. Passport to Fun - April 2nd, 10:30am- 12pm, $9/scout. Inspired by the new Journey book A World of Girls, we’ll have an adventure to visit new places, learn how to say hello in different languages, and fill our passport along the way with stickers. At each destination, we’ll learn games. Fills requirements for the Playing around the World Try-It which is included in your fee. Egg-citing Eggs - April 9th, 10:30am-12pm, $9/scout. See full description in Daisies Section. Enchanted Fairy Tea Party - May 14th, 1-3pm, $8/scout or $14 for a scout and a parent . See full description in Daisies section.
JUNIORS Whoo’s that Living in the Tree? - March 5th, 1-3pm, $9/scout. See full description in Brownie Section Local Lore - April 2nd, 1:30-3pm, $9/scout Includes badge. Travel back in time to learn about the people that founded the Southern Tier and how the area became settled. Using primary source documents and artifacts, we’ll explore businesses that started in the Binghamton area. Handle EJ shoe factory tools, put milk bottles in chronological order, and learn what the highest paying job was in the year 1879. Evaluate how each business treated their workers and girls ultimately choose which company they would choose to work for. Eco-Action - April 9th, 2-4pm, $9/scout. Go green in honor of Earth Day and learn how to make a difference for our planet by making some simple changes. Visit our Solar Club House to learn how solar energy works and take a stroll through our River Walk to see how all water on our planet is connected and how our own backyard is connected to the Chesapeake Bay. We’ll make an upcycled (turning old things that you’d throw away and turn it into something else) denim purse for you to take as a reminder to think of new ways to use your old things. 7.
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Now Enrolling for Fall 2011 Discovery Kids Club After School The Place to be After Three!
Follows the Binghamton City Schools’ calendar. Free transportation from Binghamton Schools for full time members in grades K-5. Homework help, healthy snacks, creative curriculum and Tae Kwon Do three times a week. M-F, 3-6pm at a cost of $60 per week.
Discovery Kids Pre School
All the A,B,Cs & 1,2,3s of Learning Fun!
Separate programs for 3 and 4 year olds. Half day programs with the option of a full day. Follows the Binghamton City Schools’ calendar. Free 4 yr. old UPK for residents of BCSD. Fully licensed with a professionally trained staff Early drop-off available.
For more information or to enroll, call 773-8661 x 208. Our sincere thanks to the following for their support: Crowley Foods, HP Hood LLC. and Molly Morgan, Olum’s and Andrea Livingston, Roger’s Trucking, Doug Moore, WSKG, Johnson City High School Sophisticats, ETM Solar Works, Broome Community College SEED students, Seton Catholic Central’s & Vestal High School’s Peace Clubs, NOAA and meteorologist Eric Heden, Girl Scout Council of NYPENN Pathways, Megan Wilson, Nick Wilson, Beth Ann and Larry Brooks, Melissa Bourzik, Girl Scout Troop 2, Abigail Wood, Girl Scout Troop 930, Girl Scout Junior Troop 589, EFBC Youth Group, Amy Wood, Girl Scout Troop 253, Girl Scout Brownie Troop 708, the Fiacco Family, J&K Plumbing and Heating, NYS Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Nancy Phillips and the Oakdale Mall, BOOKs Program, Scott Compton, McNeil Music, Joan Hunt, Judy Dennis and Terri Coyne-Horton, David Hogan, and last but not least…Phil Stacconi.