Ground breaking news: ACAP has opened a child care center in Lewis.
Marge Zmijewski, ACAP Child Care Director says that in any given year, ACAP Child Care Resource and Referral receives numerous calls from parents seeking childcare, showing a need well beyond the capacity of the family day cares in the area. So when the Town of Lewis offered space in the old school in Lewis, ACAP knew this could be their chance to start up a new and exciting program for young children.
"We have worked hard to develop a space where children can play, and learn," Marge says. In the first 1,000 days of children's life, they learn more than they do for the rest of their lives," she explains. Age appropriate toys and activities at the center will encourage children's natural curiosity and support their ability to learn and grow. Learning should be fun, Marge stated, and staff support that philosophy.
The site officially opened on September 6th. ACAP is excited to be able to offer this opportunity for children and parents, and is grateful to the Town of Lewis, the Adirondack Foundation/Cloudsplitter, and the Charles R. Wood Foundation for their commitment to the children in our rural community. This has truly been a community effort, one which children and families will benefit from for years to come.
Thanks to Marge Zmijewski of ACAP for submitting this article and photo.