The library will connect parents with their children, themselves and their community through a program that includes a storytime or short activity for parents and children together, dedicated time for parents to learn something for themselves, and social time when parents can connect with the other parents in the group.
Project Name: Parent Connections
Purpose: To connect parents who may be feeling isolated and overwhelmed, and to foster multicultural exchange and understanding
Grant Funding Amount: $3,000
Key Elements: Each gathering has three parts -- 1. Together Time, a storytime or short activity for parents and children to enjoy together; 2. Learning Time, a time for parents to learn about various topics of their choice while their children are cared for by qualified babysitters; 3. Social Time, a time for parents to socialize, with or without their children, and connect with their community.
Target Audience: Parents
Community Support: Girl Scouts, Westchester Community College, Ossining Rotary Club, Friends of the Ossining Public Library, Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce, Good Choice Kitchen
Use of grant funds: Paid instructors, babysitters, babysitting supplies
Catherine Reidel, Karen LaRocca-Fels, Allison Robbins, John Torres
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