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The text below is taken from the 2008 Parent's Handbook. Click here to view the entire document.

INTRODUCTION: Armonk Children’s Corner, Inc. (“ACC”) is a quality school-age childcare facility serving children before and after school, since 1982. It is a non-profit, non-sectarian community based center running at no cost to the non-participating taxpayer. Membership in the A.C.C. Corporation is attained by paying an annual non-refundable membership/registration fee. ACC programs provide the opportunity for members’ children to explore and expand their potentials through a variety of social, recreational, and educational activities.

CHILDREN SERVED: Children in Kindergarten through seventh grade, living within the Byram Hills School District or attending the Byram Hills Elementary or Middle Schools may participate in ACC programs. Children who attend ACC come from a variety of backgrounds and living situations. Parents, who work outside the home, attend school or are faced with emergencies, illness or other unplanned commitments enroll their children in ACC. Children, who are in need of socialization skills, or the companionship of other children, are also enrolled by their parents. Whether it is short term or long term, ACC is here to serve the community.

ADMINISTRATION: ACC is administered and coordinated by a Director, qualified in recreational programming and administration. The program is run by a staff trained and experienced in early childhood development and education. The programs are staffed according to the Department of Social Services’ guidelines.

The staff provides an environment where children feel safe and secure and are encouraged to grow socially, emotionally, and cognitively. They are responsible for developing and implementing good sound, educational, social and recreational activities suited to the needs of each child.

ACC is under direct supervision of a Board of Directors. Membership to the board is open to any parent who has at least one child enrolled in one or both of our programs, and has paid their membership/registration fee. Service on the board is voluntary and there will be no remuneration for services. The Board is responsible to assist the Director in the operation of ACC including budget, personnel, design, and implementation of policies and fundraising. Meetings will be set by the board president and are open to all members of the Board.

TIMES AND DATES OF OPERATION: ACC follows the Byram Hills School calendar and operates five days a week from 7:15 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. and from 3:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. It is closed when the Byram Hills School District is closed for holidays and announced snow days and emergencies. All emergency closings are announced in a district wide phone chain by the Superintendent of Schools. You can also obtain this information by listening to radio station WFAS 1230 on your AM dial.

LOCATION: ACC is housed by the Coman Hill Elementary School. The children participate in various locations throughout the school. We have use of a playground, gym, and library when they are not in use. The office is located at the far end of the Multi-Purpose Room. Mail may be sent to P.O. Box 601, Armonk, NY 10504. Messages can be left on the answering machine anytime. Messages can also be left on email at ACC83@optonline.net. Both are checked several times a day.

GOALS AND PROGRAMS: ACC endeavors to establish a flexible, multi-faceted program responsive to the needs and interests of each participant. Children are encouraged to suggest and help plan activities which are of interest to them. In addition, they are asked to carry out their plans in a responsible, sociable way. Discipline is maintained with reassurance in the midst of a supportive, caring and warm atmosphere. Our aim is for each child to feel good about him or herself and to continue to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally.

ACC is a social and recreational center where children are encouraged to play together as they would in their own neighborhoods. Each program has its own approach to content according to the needs of that group of children. They have access to a variety of stimulating, enriching, and recreational activities as well as quiet times for resting, reading and doing homework.

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