August 29, 2012
I like to take this time to welcome you to our new school year. The teachers and staff of the West Haven Child Development Center, Inc. have worked very hard to prepare for this week. Last week, although we were closed for children, the teachers were here working every day. Here is a list of some of the things the teachers were doing:
Twenty three staff members took part in a full day First Aid and CPR training course. Emergency Medication Administration and Epi -pen training was given by our nurse.
All the furniture was moved out of the classrooms by the staff.
All the furniture, teaching toys and materials were cleaned by the staff and then put back in the classrooms.
Also, curriculum and assessment meetings were led by our Education Coordinator, Gayle van Dijk, and Infant-Toddler Team Leader, Lisa Baglini.
We have many veteran staff returning for this year. Two new members have been added to our staff. They are Ms. Kathi Malone, who will be the teacher in the part-day, pre-k program and Ms. Dagmar Santaella, who will assist Ms. Kate Harrington in Room 105. Mr. Aken Musa has been promoted to lead teacher in Room 103.
Did you know we have a website? Check out www.whcdc.info and read more about the program and exciting events that takes place here.
Once again, welcome to the West Haven Child Development Center. This is our 35th year serving the community. We look forward to working with you this year.
Dr. Patrice Farquharson
Patrice E. Farquharson, EdD.
Executive director & members of the staff
From the Director's Desk
Congratulations to Bel Clini and Helena Correia shown here with West Haven Child Development Center Director Dr. Patrice Farquharson (also Associate Professor of Child Studies at Post). Bel and Helena graduated from Post University on Saturday May 4, 2013 receiving their Bachelor's Degrees in Child Studies. They are among the first in the state to be awarded the new Early Childhood Teacher Credential. We are proud of their accomplishment.