2547 E. Tremont Ave. Bronx, NY 10461
Celebrating 50+ years of quality early childcare services to the Bronx
Dear WTDCC Families,
This Learn at Home: Early Childhood Instructional Activities packet includes activity suggestions you can do with infants, toddlers, and children who are 3 and 4 years old. The activities are intended to be easily done inside and with limited materials. There is also guidance on self-care for grown-ups, as well as tips and general links to support conversations with your child around the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
You are receiving a printed copy of this packet, and it will also be available online in the 10 DOE languages: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/early-childhood.
In the current environment, it is important for all of us to take care of ourselves and our families, and we hope these activities and tips will support your family during this time.
Division of Early Childhood Education
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EMERGENCY CLOSING PROCEDURES: Westchester Tremont Day Care Center, Inc. makes every effort to remain open on bad weather days. During snowstorms or local emergencies, you are advised to listen to local radio announcements on WOR AM or 1010 WINS; or local TV News stations. WTDCC follows the same emergency closing procedures as the NYC Public Schools:
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Westchester Tremont Day Care Center, Inc. (WTDCC) has been operating a NYC Early Childhood Program since 1967. Located at 2547 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461, we are licensed for 86 children between the ages 2 through 5. We serve 5 classrooms comprised of (1) 2-year-old room, (2) 3-year-old rooms, and (2) 4-year-old rooms and offer up to 10 hours of fully-funded high-quality child care and Pre-K services, M-F, and 6.5 hours daily UPK only under the guidelines of NYC DOE. Each room has a Lead Teacher, and up to two assistant teachers. We have a seasoned Educational Director, Family Worker, Custodian, Cook, Administrative assistant, and a Mental Health Consultant and Family Assistant sourced by The Jewish Board, a non-profit organization.
Our guiding conviction is that young children, regardless of background and abilities, can be supported to develop in an atmosphere that fosters curiosity, spontaneity, skill acquisition, self-expression, responsibility, and cultivation of a positive self-image. In partnership with sponsoring agencies, we provide quality early care and education for preschoolers, allowing them to learn through play, experiences, and constructive relationships with adults and peers. Our program spurs the development of language skills, and knowledge. Families appreciate that at WTDCC children safely explore new ideas and interactions, build language, engage in math and science-based thinking, begin discovery of their uniqueness, express curiosity, learn and practice new concepts, and take their places as valued members of a community. Room arrangements, choice of materials, and classroom management provide ongoing opportunities for children to "Play With A Purpose". Our performance standards are structured to convey the importance of developing the whole child in all domains of learning: social, emotional, creative expression, physical, and cognitive development. To meet these standards: we facilitate learning experiences that are engaging, interactive and challenging; foster a child-centered curriculum that grows out of teachers' ongoing observations and assessments; and promotes a safe, nurturing learning environment for every child among us.
Our Center is multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and multi-cultural, thus representing the vast array of children whom we serve. Recent statistics show that the Bronx has 29% foreign born as compared to 20.4% citywide. The majority of children attending our Center are from Ghana, Eastern Europe, India, Pakistan, as well as Arab and Latin countries.
We are licensed by the DOH (Department of Health) and are funded through the Administration for Child Services (ACS), NYS CACFP (Child and Adult Food Program) and we have an active partnership with the DOE (Department of Education) for our FREE Universal Pre-K Program.
WTDCC is overseen by an energetic and competent Board of Directors and, most especially, a dynamic and caring staff, some who have been a part of the Center for decades. Our Center has active parent involvement initiatives and community activities that allow us to remain responsive to the community and the needs of the children whom we serve.
We have an active PAC (Parent Advisory Committee) whose officers work in concert with our Director to ensure a quality early learning program for your child.