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HVP January 2017

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16 Hudson Valley Parent n January 2017 Tour our preschool today! • Fun, safe environment • Small group attention • Focus on creative learning skills 845-691-8599 Highland Village Nursery 44 years of educating our kids Learning Together, where children explore the world the way they learn best, through play! • A happy, safe and caring environment encouraging a child's physical, creative, and intellectual growth • Serving children of all abilities • Early and after care hours available Kathy Masloski, Director 845-883-5151 40 Park Lane, Highland, NY 12528 AN INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL PROGRAM By BRIAN PJ CRONIN W hen Ginny Figlia started working at the Howland Library in Beacon 26 years ago, there wasn't such a thing as "youth programming." "I think once every few weeks someone came in and did a story time," she says. "But that was it." Fast-forward to the Howland today, where Figlia is the Head of Youth Services. There's still story time, but now it takes place a few times a week for ages as young as a few weeks old and includes crafts, songs, and socializing. Older kids are building with Legos, learning how to code, wiring robotics, printing their own 'zines, and voluntarily tackling complicated math problems. The place is busier than ever. Reading, writing and robots – Oh my!

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