MINEOLA, NY - July 6, 2011 - Thirty-two happy Mineola 3-year olds recently participated in a graduation ceremony at the Kornreich Early Learning Center at the Hampton Street School in Mineola.
A program of Family Service League, the Kornreich Early Learning Center is a pre-school program which promotes social/emotional development and physical skills which are enhanced through the daily classroom activities. The program also fosters the development of strong cognitive skills, with an emphasis on English literacy. Many of the students were non-English speaking at the start of the school year and are now on a level with their peers, well prepared to enter Mineola School District's Pre-K program in the fall.
Part of the curriculum includes learning the alphabet and numbers; how to read and write their names, identify colors and shapes; learning about the weather; using computers and conducting basic science projects. Also included is play time and celebrating special days like Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, and Halloween.
Encouraging parental participation, Kornreich Early Learning Center parents are invited to help out in the classroom and chaperone the field trips, including excursions to Radio City Music Hall for the Christmas Spectacular and to the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City, among other fun and educational places.
The Kornreich Early Learning Center, funded by Old Westbury residents John and Janet Kornreich, is open to 3-year-olds residing in the Mineola School District. For more information on the Kornreich Early Learning Center call Mary Abgarian, Program Director at 631-617-5631.
About Family Service League: Family Service League (FSL), founded in 1926, is a not-for-profit, community based human service agency assisting more than 47,000 people each year. FSL serves individuals from infancy through the senior years and families, and offers 45 programs in 15 locations. Family Service League has five Family Centers - located in Huntington, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, East Yaphank, and Riverhead -where families can come and receive assistance to address a broad range of needs. Other program sites are located throughout Long Island from Huntington to Greenport to East Hampton. FSL is credentialed by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services (COA) for meeting the highest standards of best practices and quality services for individuals and families. For more information, call 631.427.3700 or visit the Family Service League web site at www.fsl-li.org.