Running to Build a new Early Learning Center (NYC Marathon November 3rd, 2019)
A Free Resource to Any Child who Walks Through the Door
All 26.2 miles will be run to build a new Early Learning Center for Child's Development Institute. Every mile will be in rememberance of issues I've witnessed that can potentially be changed through a commuity of people who care about kids.
The early learning center provides support to children and families through three essential levels of care: promotion of developmentally appropriate programs, prevention through developmental screenings and early intervention services, which create a single point of access to care that ensures transparency and coordination among all our services. All families enjoy play spaces designed to promote learning and self- discovery through experiences with nature, movement, sensory exploration and problem-solving. As they play, our staff keep an eye out for children that may exhibit developmental issues, and onsite development professionals answer parents’ questions, conduct developmental screenings, and connect children with developmental services when necessary.
Juvenile delinquency and crime in general seem to be an endemic problem of society and our community. So much of what is done to address these problems is reactive, dealing with the problem once it is identified in the justice system or society. As you can see we take a proactive approach. The ELC allows for an innovative method of screening very young children as they play in a rich, safe learning environment with a parent, grandparent or significant adult.
The ELC’s statistics speak for themselves:
• Over 23,000 visitors came to the ELC in 2018, with 80% of families visiting the ELC more than once per month.
• 96% of parents surveyed expressed a positive experience with ELC’s activities, programs, and personnel.
• Over 400 children benefited from developmental screenings, with 40% receiving referrals for additional intervention or other services.
Please feel free to reach out to me or visit the website for more information.
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