The Department of Social Services provides child care subsidies for eligible families. Parents wishing to pursue subsidized tuition may call DSS at the following numbers or visit the office:
10 County Center Road
White Plains, NY 10607
Ask to speak to an applications supervisor who can help you navigate through the process.
If you would like to access additional information regarding the Child Care Subsidies Program, you may do so through this link:
Department of Social Services
Teacher Talk provides up-to-date articles on themes, projects, and fun activities that teachers are sharing with your children.
Today’s article is based on a “lesson” by Tammy White, Preschool Room 2 Teacher.
The children recently completed a nature theme that we selected from the Sesame Street Media Center Science Program. It offers a wealth of information that teachers and parents can enjoy.
We started the project by making our own binoculars out of paper towel rolls. The children used these to observe nature and animals outdoors. We focused on birds and then, later, made bird nests using sticks to create a shelter. It was wonderful seeing them using their little hands lovingly making homes for baby birds! We also applied the colors of nature (green, yellow, brown, etc.) to do a feather painting activity. It was interesting for the children to realize that colors come from nature and that there can be so many. These observations, while they are very “scientific” nurture children’s natural curiosity while encouraging a greater appreciation of surroundings.
We call it play!
The conversations that followed after our activities were very insightful. We also talked about the things that grow outside and how food grows outside as well. They soon made the association that the things that we need to survive are food, shelter, and water. The conclusion was that we eat, breathe, and drink nature and that it is very important to take care of nature.
Pretty deep for 3 and 4 year olds!