Thank you, Kiwanis Club!

October 03, 2018

A grant received last week from the Kiwanis Club of Schenectady will allow the school to update curriculum materials for preschool and school-age classrooms, and couldn’t have come at a better time.

As we have recently started a new school year, teachers of all aged classrooms have curricular needs based on the individual students they are currently serving. Yearly, as a school, curriculum needs are assessed and determined for the students. For the past several years, we’ve established and utilized two exceptional curriculum foundations throughout Crossroads – Touch Math and Learning Without Tears. While we continue to use these curricular programs in all classrooms, a disparate variety of student function levels fosters a growing need to expand our offerings to accommodate diverse abilities. Simultaneously, as New York State moves from Common Core to Next Generation learning standards, we seek to stay aligned. This grant will enable us to purchase curriculum materials that will allow us to do both. Students will benefit from large and small group instruction as well as through individual sessions, as our teachers target skills needed for making progress towards Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.

Kiwanis is an international club whose mission is to serve the children of the world. Locally, clubs serve the children in their own communities. The Schenectady chapter is very involved in supporting many of the organizations that serve children in our county. This gift to Crossroads Center for Children is the first grant this year for our curriculum program.
Thank you, Kiwanis! Your kindness and generosity are a wonderful asset to our community. At Crossroads Center for Children, we are thankful to have your support.

 

Happy October!Welcome to new team members!