After fifteen years of providing afterschool programs in our community, Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc. (ACAP) announced that the programs will not reopen in September. “The programs were not refunded,” says Program Director, Marge Zmijewski. “It is a huge lost to our community, the children, parents and the schools.”
The program, designed to give children a safe and healthy place to go in the time between school ending and parents getting home from work, originally operated programs in Elizabethtown, Moriah, Westport, Willsboro, and Schroon Lake. The program also operated a short-term program in Crown Point through emergency funding when the bridge between New York and Vermont was closed. “There has always been a need for quality afterschool programs in our rural community,” stated Alan Jones, ACAP Executive Director. “Too many children are unsupervised between the time school ends and parents get home from work.”
To help the families affected by the closing, ACAP Child Care has put together resources to help keep children safe and to encourage children to continue having healthy options after school. Click on the links below to view or print the information and share it with families in your community.
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[wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=110 linktext=’Preparing Your Child To Be Home Alone’ /]
[wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=111 linktext=’Sample Schedule For After School’ /]