Mommy and Me
We open our doors to over 3,000 people each week as part of our effort to connect with and serve the community that surrounds us. This is the story of “Mommy & Me“, a group that uses our childcare room four mornings each week, Monday through Thursday.
Nine years ago, the Yorktown Mommy & Me Group began a collaborative program that groups typically-developing children from the church and local community with children who are receiving special services through Westchester County’s Early Intervention program. Staffed by a special education teacher, a social worker, and an assistant, this group meets on a bi-weekly basis for an hour and a half. Connie Stringer coordinates the addition of some of her families who welcome the chance to participate with their child in an enriched and developmentally appropriate environment. Within the class, social language skill, art instruction and exposure to early literacy is provided. Mothers sometimes meet separately from their children to discuss relevant and family centered parenting topics. This program provides typical group experiences that foster many of the skills the children in Early Intervention receive on a one to one basis. Many of the families continue their association with the preschool by enrolling in our Preschool as 3 year-olds.