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Caz: CCP opens new doors

CCP opens new doors

By Willie Kiernan

The Cazenovia Community Preschool Board of Directors will be hosting an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 8. All are invited to join the board for Happy Hour while learning about the importance of CCP in the community at large and how one can be a part of this vital resource. RSVP by Wednesday Feb. 6 by calling 655-3858.

"Our new facility on Lincklaen St. gave us the opportunity to offer the community a program that has been requested of us quite frequently," said Kelli Johnson, interim chairperson of the CCP Board of Directors.

There have been significant changes at Cazenovia Community Preschool. One of the most visible changes has been the relocation from the Wendell House at the First Presbyterian Church to the site of the former Cazenovia College Nursery School (now closed). This allowed CCP to add a three-year-old program to its well-established 4-year-old programs.

"Hiring the staff to develop and teach the curriculum for the new program was the next step," said Torrey Lansing, CCP Vice- Chairperson. "We are always fortunate to have very well-qualified candidates apply for our open positions and there were no exceptions this time."

Sandy Davis was the natural choice for the position of teacher of three-year-olds. A native of Fayetteville, Davis earned a B.S.Ed. from SUNY College at Buffalo and a masters in speech-language pathology from Ithaca College. She and her husband Jerry, and second grade daughter Suzu (a CCP alum) have lived in the Cazenovia area for nine years.

"I am looking forward to providing an exciting year of language enhancing experiences that will help to foster a lifelong love of learning," Davis said.

Cazenovia native, Jennifer Hunt was selected to fill the position of teaching assistant for the three-year-olds. Following graduation from Cazenovia Central School, Hunt's post-secondary studies led her to a career in finance. After 10 years of employment leading to a position as manager of bank operations, Hunt left the field to make a full-time commitment to raising her two children, Sawyer and Paige (both CCP alum).

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