February 21, 2011 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse is now accepting applications for current enrollment, summer, and fall pre-registration for their Early Childhood Education Program.

The Early Childhood Education Program is a new dynamic pre-school program that will teach children early literacy and math and science skills. This program will also focus on aiding these young children in their personal, social, and emotional growth. Unlike other programs, this program functions by implementing a pre-school curriculum that is not restricted by standard school hours. Though the school day runs from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. the program’s hours will be 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., allowing parents and guardians to meet with their work schedules.

The Early Childhood Education Program focuses around four key goals for students; to increase their small and large motor skills, to strengthen their listening and direction following skills, to boost their social skills and self confidence, and to educate them on the importance of taking responsibility for their actions. These goals will be taught through general curriculum such as reading, writing, math, science, and social studies as well as through the program’s “I am special” diversity program. The “I am special” program will educate students on their unique differences and aid them in developing friendships with other diverse individuals. Simultaneously, students will be guided on how to have positive attitudes, maintain high self-esteem, and be accepting of others.

If you are interested in registering your child in the Early Childhood Education Program the Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse will be holding an open house on Thursday, March 3rd from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. If you would like to enroll your child today please contact Tina Dee at (315) 579-3202. You can also stop by our Hamilton Street Club at 201 Hamilton Street, Syracuse, NY 13204.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse: is a youth development agency whose goal is to inspire and enable all young people in the Syracuse area, especially those from disadvantages circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. For more information, visit www.bgcsyracuse.org.