Published November 4, 2016
MIDDLETOWN, NY, November 3, 2016- Assemblyman James Skoufis, visited students at On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center to teach the Pre K 3 and Pre K 4 students about the importance of voting as well as his role in the New York State Assembly.
On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center hosts their own election every year using popular children’s characters. Skoufis helped introduce the two presidential candidates that the students will be voting for on November 8th. This year’s nominees for president are Dory and Nemo. Skoufis acted as moderator during a lively mock debate between Dory and Nemo supporters.
“I’ve always believed that early education is critically important to the development of our children,” said Assemblyman James Skoufis. “Our discussion about what voting is and On My Way’s upcoming election between Dory and Nemo was fun, informative, and rewarding. I look forward to the results as well as coming back to visit these intelligent, energetic students!”
“This is a great opportunity for our students to learn about the voting process and how everyone’s vote does count,” said owner center, Peggy Fuentes. “Our infants will be casting their vote by absentee ballot and our toddlers, preschool and school age children will be lining up at our registration table to cast their votes starting at 8:00am on November 8th when our polling opens”. Fuentes added, “We do expect long lines at our polling booths which will close promptly at noon”. On My Way will have election results posted by 3 pm on Election Day.
MIDDLETOWN, NY, September 16, 2016- On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center has partnered with Braemar Assisted Living to expand the childcare center’s literacy program. Resident volunteers from Braemar Assisted Living will visit On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center weekly to present to four groups of Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 students with engaging readings that are part of the childcare center’s literacy initiative. The “Community Reader” program will provide students with knowledge outside of the classroom’s curriculum.
The new literacy program will begin Wednesday, September 14, 2016 to celebrate Assisted Living Week, whose theme is “Keep Connected.” Owner of On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center, Peggy Fuentes said, “Over the last year, we have celebrated several different holidays with Braemar Assisted Living, creating an intergenerational connection with our students and their residents. We are thrilled to have created such a great bond with our neighbors.”
Fuentes added, “I am excited that residents of Braemar Assisted Living are able to contribute to furthering our literacy program. The children are eager to see which of our Braemar friends will be readers each week.”
MIDDLETOWN, NY, July 1, 2016- On Friday, June 24, 2016, more than 300 guests watched as Peggy and Eric Fuentes, the owners of On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center in Middletown, held an official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the one year anniversary of the opening of the center’s expansion.
This addition opened in June 2015, doubling the capacity of the early learning/childcare center and has brought an estimated 25 new jobs to the area of Middletown/Goshen. The state-of-the-art facility, along with the original building, now provides eight acres of outdoor activities including more natural trails and large outdoor play areas for all age groups.
“We are very excited to have opened our new building to continue to meet the needs of our growing clientele,” said Eric Fuentes.
“We look forward to add more enhancements to our center to create a memorable experience for the children,” added Peggy Fuentes. Also coming soon to the On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center is a mini sprinkler park, trike track, courtyards and a kiss-and-go lane for easy drop off and pick-ups for parents.
Among the guests at Friday’s event were Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Crystal Run Healthcare, Walden Savings Bank, Lanc & Tully and Shute Engineering who have all been major partners of On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center.
MIDDLETOWN, NY, May 16, 2016- On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center located in Middletown, New York has announced the promotion of Carla Fratto to the position of Director.
Mrs. Fratto holds a Bachelor’s degree is Elementary Education from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz and has been teaching for more than 18 years. She has been with On My Way for over five years where she has held various teaching positions in the center’s toddler and Pre-K programs. Mrs. Fratto resides in Middletown, NY with her husband Ross and son Luigi.
“I am honored to take over as Director of On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center and look forward to expanding the S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum which was introduced last year.” Fratto added, “I am especially excited to be a part of a growing early learning center that truly focuses on bringing childcare to a higher level with safety, security and early learning as its primary focus.”
On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center is a state licensed facility that provides educational and developmentally appropriate services for children between the ages of six week and twelve years of age. The center’s safe, secure, state of the art facility and programs cater to the well-being of children and families alike for over seven years.
Published May 14, 2016 at 6:04PM
MIDDLETOWN, NY, April 22, 2016- Earth Day 2016 was in full swing at On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center. Children and teachers worked hard preparing for this year’s Earth Day celebration held Friday April 22, 2016, by constructing a town and a farm from recycled materials. Parents and students worked hard at home to contribute vehicles and animals to the center’s Earth Day project. Residents of Braemar Assisted Living also added their own creations to the recycled design.
Town of Wallkill Supervisor, Dan DePew, and Public Works Commissioner, Lou Ingrassia, visited On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center to show their support of the center’s new S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program. “The children were so proud to tell us about the farm animals they made and what recycled materials they used in order to create their recycled farm,” said Dan DePew, Town of Wallkill Supervisor. The recycled town and recycled farm were major projects constructed through the S.T.E.M. curriculum. S.T.E.M. teaches students in small groups with hands-on lesson plans about real world problems and how to solve these challenges. Children learned about recycling and how it affects their plant. “I was really impressed with the town they created out of recycled materials. They had cars, buildings, people, trains, airplanes, boats and shopping centers,” said Lou Ingrassia, Public Works Commissioner.
“When our S.T.E.M. teachers came up with the idea of making a town and farm out of recycled materials I was excited about this unique Earth Day project,” said Peggy Fuentes owner of On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center. “To be honest, I am amazed at the level of detail, creativity, enthusiasm and parent participation this exciting initiative has sparked.” Fuentes added, “I am thrilled that residents of Braemar Assisted Living were able to participate in contributing their recycled creations to our town and farm.”
Crystal Run Healthcare Physicians Participate in “Live S.T.E.M.” program
Published April 25, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Middletown, N.Y. – April 14, 2016 – Crystal Run Healthcare has partnered with On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center to expand its S.T.E.M. program – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – with monthly visits from Crystal Run Healthcare Physicians. The yearlong program focuses on providing students with knowledge beyond the classroom curriculum in order for them to explore, discover, and learn. Each month, a Crystal Run Healthcare physician volunteers their time to present to four groups of Pre K 3 and Pre K 4 students with hands-on lessons ranging from Cardiology and Endocrinology to Gastroenterology and Pulmonology, part of the childcare center’s Science initiative. Thus far this year, Crystal Run Healthcare Cardiologist, Dr. Sandeep Singh, and Crystal Run Healthcare Gastroenterologist, Dr. Cecilia Minano, have given presentations on Cardiology and Gastroenterology, respectively, with short educational videos, activities, and anatomy models to generate student’s participation and allow them the opportunity to explore questions related to the specific topic.
Crystal Run Healthcare has an enduring commitment to supporting education as well as giving back to the local community. In addition to partnering with On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center’s S.T.E.M. program, providers and staff at Crystal Run also participate in Pine Bush High School’s Excelsior Medical Academy and Summer Medical Academy for over four years now and have supported the Wallkill East Rotary Club and Middletown Business & Professional Women’s Club scholarship programs by granting over $32,000 since 2005 and 2012, respectively, to high school seniors pursuing advanced education in the field of healthcare.
“We are very excited and proud to have partnered with Crystal Run Healthcare to enhance our S.T.E.M. curriculum. Once a month, a Crystal Run Physician conducts a hands-on interactive assembly for the children. This provides them with an incredible learning experience as the children are able to learn the science behind the human body, the technology the doctor uses, as well as the mathematics that doctor is required to do in order to excel in his/her job. This partnership allows children to understand the importance of key leaders in the community, which is also an important part of our curriculum”, said Peggy Fuentes, owner of On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center.
Published Feb. 18, 2016 at 2:01 AM
Valentine’s Day is about love and giving and on Feb. 11, Braemar at Wallkill assisted living facility in Middletown, received a special visit from the children at On My Way Early Learning & Childcare who brought handmade cards and roses to celebrate the warmth of the Valentine’s Day holiday. The heartwarming visit brought an instant burst of joy to the senior residents and was a great way to foster community outreach.