(Brooklyn, NY, October 16, 2014) – Children from Brightside Academy’s 683 Barbey Street location in Brooklyn will attend the B.A.T.S. (Books as Treats Storytelling) event on Friday, October 24. The event will take place at the BMS Family Health Center at 650 Ashford Street.
“BMS Family Health Center is partnering with Literacy Inc. (LINC) to help support literacy learning and bridge the gap between schools, families and community partners,” said Farrah Lafontant, Brightside Academy Community Coordinator – Brooklyn. “This is a great example of our community members coming together to provide children with the opportunity to better develop their literacy skills and a perfect fit for Brightside Academy’s children!”
During the event, LINC’s staff will be reading a story to the children, providing them with fun facts, and there will be interaction with a costumed character (e.g. a bat!) to complement the B.A.T.S. theme. Additionally, the children will create a memory from the story and receive an age-appropriate book to take home.
The vision of LINC is for all low-income communities to become literacy-rich so each child has the support needed to become a competent reader by the end of third grade. LINC works with schools, families, libraries, local businesses and community partners to create a sustained, coordinated, neighborhood effort to develop youth literacy skills using community-based coordinators such as BMS Family Health Center.
With a focus on early education and school readiness, Brightside Academy’s educational programs include a creative early childhood curriculum where children receive individual development in the areas of reading, math, communication and exploration.
Brightside Academy looks to help its parents understand the difference between babysitting and a high-quality early education program. There are three reasons families choose Brightside Academy: affordable, quality care, and its nurturing home-like environment. Brightside Academy fosters growth and development through stimulating curriculum, age-appropriate activities and trained teachers.
For additional information contact marketing communications at communications @ brightsideacademy.com
(Philadelphia, PA, October 3, 2014) – Brightside Academy’s 1500 East Erie Avenue location in Philadelphia takes learning a step further by teaching children about keeping their community safe and clean. Near the end of the summer camp program the children from the 1500 East Erie Avenue academy worked on a week-long project. Titled “Making A Difference,” the children planned a march and marketed it with conversations and posters – which they created. On the day of the march, the children walked the block from their academy to the L stop while promoting the importance of keeping their community clean and safe.
“The children also learned the concept of influencing a few to influence many,” stated Thelma Davis, Area Business Director. “As the children were marching, people they walked by commented on the children’s ‘boldness’ and showed their support by praising both the children and the Brightside Academy staff.”
Brightside Academy believes a supportive environment promotes discovery and growth for children. Part of that environment includes having our children’s fathers more involved with their education and care. In many families, mothers are the ones we see dropping off and picking up their children, volunteering their time at school and helping with their learning and development.
Brightside Academy wants a child’s first experience outside the home to be a great one. Therefore Brightside Academy looks to help its parents understand the difference between babysitting and a high-quality early education program.
There are three reasons families choose Brightside Academy: affordable, quality care, and its nurturing home-like environment. Brightside Academy fosters growth and development through stimulating curriculum, age appropriate activities and trained teachers.
For additional information contact marketing communications at communications @brightsideacademy.com