We are so proud to announce the Krista Gilliam, one of our Infant Lead Teachers, was awarded the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Award at a ceremony in Philadelphia last week. Krista’s project outlines a plan to build an outdoor musical garden. She was recently featured in the Star Gazette and the article can be viewed online here.
Welcoming New Board of Director Members
Corning Community College recently presented Barbara Pickering with the first Early Childhood Professional and Leadership Award
Corning Community College recently presented Barbara Pickering with the first Early Childhood Professional and Leadership Aware.
The award honors a professional provider in the field of early childhood education who embodies the qualities of professionalism and leadership in daily work settings.
Pickering is a lead teacher at the Corning Children’s Center. The award was presented by Shanna VanPatten, who described Pickering as a rare employee and a mentor and model of best practice.
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Visiting Author – Tracey Campbell Pearson
Tracey Campbell Pearson, author and illustrator of Elephant’s Story and other books for young readers, read, drew and shared stories of her journey as an artist and author with our young audience.
Corning Children’s Center children, parents, and staff get dirty for Mud Day!
On Friday, June 26, Corning Children’s Center celebrated International Mud Day – a day where children, parents, and early childhood professionals celebrate nature, outdoors, and messy fun by getting, well, muddy! “Children learn through play and what a better way to do it than by getting down and dirty?” said Lisa Barrett, infant-age specialist at the Center.
Community volunteers create outdoor “Hobbit Hole” play space at Corning Children’s Center
Many thanks to the enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who joined us during United Way’s Day of Caring to help install a beautiful Hobbit Hole for children to explore! Your efforts help make the Center a special place for all our young dreamers.
Let’s rally for children’s books!
Corning Children’s Center needs 100 new books for our Children’s Library. For each $15 donation, your name or the name of the person you make the contribution in honor of will appear on a bookplate in a book. Please donate and share our https://rally.org/BooksForCenter page. Thank you!