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COVID 19 – Please Read!

Dear Parents,

It is our heartfelt hope that everyone is doing well and remaining healthy. The Better Beginnings family is also doing our part to stop the spread of the COVID 19. Better Beginnings have been re-opened on Monday, June 15, 2020.

The school is operating at reduced attendance, and is conforming to the state / local requirements. Situations have necessitated close coordination with the Health Department to ensure appropriate actions are being taken to properly separate and quarantine students and staff members when health concerns arise (from positive COVID tests to runny noses).

Please know that the safety and well-being of our families, children, and staff remains our first priority.

Should you face any kind of Non - Medical emergency during this period, please contact your child’s teacher or the director, Luz N. Horta at bbluzz@hotmail.com or better_beginnings@yahoo.com.

If you have children that attend the East Windsor Regional School District, you may obtain information by visiting www.ewrsd.org.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides the following information:

Symptoms: Initial flu-like symptoms, such as fever, coughing, breathing difficulties, fatigue, and myalgia

Incubation period: 1-14 days

Mode of transmission: Human-to-human transmission via respiratory droplets

Prevention tips: Avoiding close contact with sick individuals; frequently washing hands with soap and water; not touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; and practicing good respiratory hygiene.

You may obtain the latest COVID-19 information by visiting https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Stay Well,

Luz N. Horta

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Great News!

Better Beginnings Child Development Center Receives Grant from Investors Foundation

 

Hightstown, NJ----Better Beginnings received a $500 grant from the Investors Foundation in support of early learning literacy program entitled “Let’s Read…You and Me.”  The program is presently supported by the First Presbyterian Church of Hightstown.  The project was originally funded and hosted by the Hightstown Elk Lodge 1955. The program is now in its sixth year.  With funding soon ending, Better Beginnings reached out to the Investors Foundation who has invested in the project and its continuation.   

 

Better Beginnings evolved from providing a nursery school experience for a few economically disadvantaged children in 1967 to becoming a NAEYC accredited early childhood education center that provides the children with developmentally-appropriate learning experiences in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment.  The center is located in the educational building of the First Presbyterian Church that serves 99 (license capacity) children ages 2 thru 11.  


Luz N. Horta, Executive Director of Better Beginnings, said “These difficult times as we adapt to the mandatory guidelines for childcare centers as we address the Cov-19 challenges. Still, we remain committed to provide our families and children with an early childhood educational program that continues to “Shape Minds When Time Matters Most.”    We are appreciative that we of the support provided for the “Let’s Read..You and Me project.  This mission focuses on early literacy development, age-appropriate “Storytime” and the value of reading aloud to children.”   

 

Better Beginnings appreciates the Investors Foundation for valuing the importance of high-quality early childhood education, and affordable childcare.  Our heartfelt thank you for providing us the opportunity to “Shape Minds When Time Matters Most” and providing families and children opportunities to reach their full potential.   10/08/2020


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Better Beginnings Child Development Center is a Non-Profit 501-c(3) organization founded in 1967 to provide high quality, affordable child care for working parents in the Hightstown-

East Windsor area of Mercer County, NJ. It has been consistently evaluated as an "excellent and innovative" program by state, county, and peer organizations.
 

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About the Investors Foundation

Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $22 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors’ banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. The Investors Foundation supports non-profit organizations that enrich the quality of life in the communities the Bank serves. To date, the Foundation has dispensed more than $15 million to support initiatives ranging from community and civic improvements to the fight against diseases. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

About the Community Foundation:

The Princeton Area Community Foundation promotes philanthropy and builds community across Mercer County and central New Jersey. It helps people and companies make effective charitable gifts and awards grants to nonprofits.  Since its founding in 1991, the Community Foundation has grown into an organization with $182 million in assets and made grants of more than $149 million, including $21 million in 2018. 

Learn more at https://pacf.org

About the Burke Foundation:

The Burke Foundation is a private foundation based in Princeton, New Jersey.

It funds transformative early childhood initiatives to foster the healthy development of families and communities in New jersey. The Burke Foundation focuses on three key areas: healthy pregnancies and births, positive parent-child relationships and high quality early care and learning. Learn more at https://burkefoundation.org

About the Fund for Women and Girls:

Founded in 1998, the Fund for Women and Girls is a group of members dedicated to improving the lives of economically vulnerable girls and women in greater Mercer County. Over the past 20 years, the FWG has raised over $1 million and made over $800,000 in grants to programs supporting women and girls in our community. In 2017, the Fund for Women and Girls invested over $100,000 in organizations that allow women and girls the opportunity to reach their full potential. Learn more at:

https://pacf.org/our-impact/giving-together/fund-for-women-and-girls/