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Farmingdale College Opens Child Care Center

A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus. 

 

“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.

Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”

 

 

The new center is over 11,000 square feet with rooms for infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. The center is designed so that every room provides “teachable moments.” As an example, the lobby is interactive with touchable textures on the walls. 

 

The center also features an outdoor playground, with four separate play areas that are developmentally appropriate, a tee-pee to provide shade and serve as an imaginative play area, a basketball court, a kickball field, a tetherball pole, and a grassy area that can be used as a stage.  

 

The indoor gymnasium has equipment to develop gross motor skills as well as rubber floors to prevent serious injuries. The center also provides a  summer camp for children ages 5-12. 

 

For their help in securing $7.5 million in state funding for the facilities, Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Robert Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst) were invited to help cut the ceremonial ribbon, signifying the opening of the new Child Care Center.  

 

“This is another great addition to Farmingdale State College’s campus,” Fuschillo said. “This new, state-of-the-art center will provide quality child care to students, staff, and community members with young children. I am pleased to have helped Farmingdale State College undertake this latest improvement project.” 


News

Negotiations are currently underway between the Village of Farmingdale and members of the local CSEA labor union. After a closed door executive session meeting, on Jan. 6, village trustees met with members of the labor counsel to iron out terms of a new contract proposal, which they said will hopefully meet the fancy of union leaders. 

 

“We have sent our proposals out there,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, “we are just waiting for the CSEA membership to approve it.”

A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus. 

 

“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.

Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”


Sports

On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.

In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.

Second at Counties, State Quals as Weilep Qualifies for State Meet

The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.


Calendar

Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6



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