Happy Fall! I trust that your children and you have settled into the routine of school. To me there is nothing more exciting than the start of a new school year. It holds so much promise as well as many challenges and opportunities for growth. Here at The Delany Center for Educational Enrichment things are abuzz every afternoon and on Saturday mornings as tutors and students work closely to master language arts, reading and math. It's always fulfilling to see the wheels turning in children's minds as they make "connections."
Since the Center was founded in 1972, tutoring has been our main focus. Whether your child needs remediation or an academic challenge, our certified tutors tailor teaching to meet your child's learning style and academic needs. Contact me (914-422-4135 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss how we can best support your child.
As you know, my mantra is that parents are their children's best teachers. Autumn is the perfect time of year to engage your children in outdoor activities that are fun as well as educational. Learning opportunities abound -- apple orchards, pumpkin patches and even haunted houses! Fall also is the perfect time to curl up together with a pile of books. A trip to the library will open up a world of fall-themed books. You can also check out some suggestions on this Goodreads list. (click here)
For children and parents who are fans of the "Llama Llama" book series there was sad news when author/illustrator Anna Dewdney passed away recently. Her books sold millions of copies. A staunch proponent of reading to children, Ms. Dewdney wrote in a 2013 Wall Street Journal commentary: "When we read a book with children, then children - no matter how stressed, no matter how challenged - are drawn out of themselves to bond with other human beings, and to see and feel the experiences of others. I believe that it is this moment that makes us human." Her final request? In lieu of a funeral, she asked that her family and friends read to a child. To learn more about Ms. Dewdney, click here.
Once again this year, The Center will be partnering with our friends at Barnes & Noble to sponsor a Thanksgiving-themed Book Fair scheduled for Saturday, November 19 from 1 -4 PM at Barnes & Noble at the City Center in White Plains (230 Main Street). This free event will include storytelling, games and holiday-theme arts and crafts activities. Hope to see all of you there. To find out more, click here.
To ensure that The Center remains a vibrant place for learning, we have begun a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money to help upgrade technology, sponsor guest speakers and provide scholarships. To participate in this endeavor, click here.
As you know, the overarching goal of The Center is to pique children's curiosity and provide them with the tools and confidence to explore, learn and grow throughout their lives. Our tutors are dedicated to helping your children become lifelong learners. Please feel free to share this newsletter with your family, friends and neighbors so that their children also can benefit from our services.
Keep reading --
Sr. St. John