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HVP August 2017

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Page 14 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 15 NEW HACKENSACK NURSERY SCHOOL "We encourage, nurture, and teach... They explore, learn, and fl ourish! Enroll for 2017-2018 school year For more information, contact our Director 845-462-0810 x 182 PROGRAMS FOR AGES 3 & 4 1580 Rte. 376 • Wappingers Falls 845-462-0810, ext. 3 Like Us On • Affordable tuition remaining the same for the 4th year • Mommy & Me playgroup • 3s and 4s classes • Bridge to Kindergarten program 107 Route 82 Fishkill, NY 12524 (845) 896-9209 shkillbaptist SCHEDULE A TOUR TODAY Children Learn Through Play! • Play-based program for 3- to 5-year-olds in art, math, science, and music • Master teachers with years of experience • Student teachers earning degrees in Early Childhood Education Pierson Lab Nursery School at Dutchess Community College 53 Pendell Rd., Poughkeepsie • 845-431-8364 Currently Enrolling By KYMBERLY BRECKENRIDGE T he two greatest growth spurts in a person's life occur during the first few years and again at puberty. If infants need extra sleep to meet the demands of their rapidly growing bodies, it stands to reason that teenagers would also require extra rest to get them through this important physical and mental growth period. But our adolescents' sleep is being shortchanged. Changes in Rhinebeck Recently Rhinebeck School District undertook a three-year campaign to move their middle school and high school start times in order to help student performance. After rigorous research, numerous parent surveys and community forums the school district successfully moved the start time from 7:30am to 8am at the middle and high schools. They maintained the current length of the day at the elementary school which avoided negative impacts on students K-5 and did not cost the taxpayers a dime. "Not an easy trick," reports Rhinebeck School District Superintendent Joe Phelan, who cites numerous roadblocks towards following the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) plea to help teens get more sleep. Cost of transportation was a cause for concern. According to US News, school districts considering Catching more Z's could mean more A's Does Rhinebeck School District have the right idea? (Continued on Page 16)

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