Log In   ·   Become A Member

East Hampton Day Care Learning Center Hosts Spring Benefit

Devon Aragona

East Hampton Day Care's Children's artwork on display at their benefit. (Photo: Devon Aragona)

Studies have found a strong correlation between having children enrolled in a strong preschool program and their level of social skills as well as their academic development. And strong academic program is just what the East Hampton Day Care Learning Center is striving to provide for.

To help enhance their efforts, the Learning Center hosted their Spring Benefit to celebrate art in early education was on Saturday June 8, at the home of Judy and Norbert Weissberg.

Judy Weissberg, an East Hampton resident and physiologist trained at the Boston Children's Hospital and believes that best way to spend your time and your money is with children.

"Children are our future," Mrs. Weissberg noted.

A friend of Weissberg, who was a co-chair on the board and who knew about her back round, introduced her to the program and invited her down to the center to see what the programs was like. 


She explained, "Seeing the children and the activities, it is very compelling."

The center accepts children from 18 months old up through the age of five, or pre-k. Though it is far from just a day care. The programs have a researched based curriculum that is designed to help children achieve development milestones in early literacy, problem solving and personal growth. The school offers children excellent outlets for their creativity in artwork, music and physical activity.

"We are trying to move it into what's called a learning center because we really are. Our mission is to prepare children for academic learning," Weissberg said. "So it is much more than day care."

And according to parents, the Center is achieving their goals and even beyond, touching the lives of the families who's kids attend.

Adriana Sviedrys, mother of Chloe Voluck, a graduate of the center, has been nothing but impressed by the school and its' teachers. Their caring and compassion for the students, as well the academic preparation.

"These ladies over here all of the women they nature the children. One of them is now her babysitter. They treat them (the children) as their own," Sviedrys says. "Her babysitter actually did her hair and nails for tonight. They are like family."

Sviedrys also feels that the center was beneficial for Chole's academics.

"She has thrived now in kindergarten. She is ahead in her reading class. It has to help. A parent can't do it all," Sviedrys said, "These ladies guided her in her art work and her reading. Each ladies have a different talent. One has a beautiful singing voice and gets them motivated musically. Some others speak Spanish to them."

To help fund the programs such as the ones Chloe was in, there was a silent auction Saturday's event that included items such as a bike, aerial photographs, golf lessons, massages, and a purse.

Sprinkled throughout the party were reminders of why people were gathering. From the entrance of the party, through out the gardens, and all around the cocktail tables and food, children's artwork was on display for guests. Flowers made by hand, paper bumblebees painted from the children's imagination buzzed around the garden, and finger painted animals contained in frames could be viewed on easels.

The some 200 guests that included the staff of the center seemed to be having a great time, dancing to the live band and even treated to a performance by a former student.

This gathering had more of a family reunion feeling, rather than a fundraiser.

With children leaving with smiles on their faces, and balloons in hand, it is safe to say that the evening was a success.

For more information visit www.easthamptondaycare.org.


MORE PHOTOS:




Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)
 

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
Location:*
Comments:*
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Question:*
What color is a banana?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
í
 
 
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2003.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2090.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1891.gif
Rosehip Partners Real Estate
Properties In The Hamptons
http://www.hamptonsproperties.com

Gary R. DePersia, Corcoran Real Estate
With over $2 billion in transactions on the East End and since 1995, Gary DePersia is consistently ranked among the top producers in the Hamptons. A year-on-year member of The Corcoran Group Presidentís Council, he has qualified as a national list maker since 2007. In 2008 he was Corcoran's top broker on the East End by sales volume and rental units; and ranked as the nationís 4th top broker. In the 2017 REAL Trends & The Wall Street Journal list of Americaís top real estate professionals, he was designated #26 nationally, #4 in the Hamptons and #3 at Corcoran overall by volume with nearly $200 million of transactions for the past year. His office operates with four licensed assistants allowing him to build a business stretching from Southampton to Montauk and Sagaponack to Shelter Island. gdp@corcoran.com

East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Bridgehampton National Bank
For over 100 years Bridgehampton National Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!

Advertise on Hamptons.com - Have your business be seen by over 2 million viewers including NEW searches
Hamptons.com- Our exclusive online magazine has 2.6 million Page Views YTD for 2015. Contact us to join our elite group of clients that benefit from having a presence on the Hamptons award winning publication www.Hamptons.com

Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.