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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Off Shore Marine Business Owner Visits Daycare Center

Sherri Cecchini, owner of Off Shore Marine in Branchville, New Jersey, recently visited the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center to read several children’s books as part of the center’s Celebrity Reader program. “I had forgotten how much fun it is to read to little ones,” said Cecchini. “They are so easily pleased and their excitement is contagious!  My heart was full when we said goodbye.

The Little Sprouts Early Learning Center is operated by Project Self-Sufficiency, a local non-profit agency which offers a wide variety of services to families in northwestern New Jersey.  The daycare and preschool facility features separate classrooms for each age group, from infants through those entering preschool.  Fully-qualified teachers are available in each classroom and the child-teacher ratio adheres to or exceeds state standards.  In addition to the sparkling classrooms, there is an all-purpose room for active indoor play and parent presentations, as well as a sick room for those children who may fall ill during the day.  The center is equipped with two separate playgrounds, one for younger tots and one for older children.  Each room has new equipment, as well as learning centers for dramatic play, computers, science, housekeeping, sand and water play, reading, and music. 

The Little Sprouts Early Learning Center is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.  The center offers space for 83 youngsters, ages 6 weeks to 6 years.  For more information visit the center’s website, or call 973-940-3540.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Free Bankruptcy Seminar in February

Project Self-Sufficiency will sponsor a free seminar about issues related to bankruptcy on Wednesday, February 17th, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  The seminar will provide an overview of the process for filing for bankruptcy, as well as the options available to those who may be overwhelmed with credit card debt, facing foreclosure or experiencing asset repossession.  The presentation, which will be facilitated by Michael Nelms, Esquire, is free and open to the public but advance registration is required.  To register, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.  Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton. 

Free Seminar about Architecture and Building Careers

A free seminar about professions in the fields of architecture and building will be offered to teens and adults on Wednesday, February 24th, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Project Self-Sufficiency.   Civil engineer and business owner Harold Pellow will be joined by Maser Consulting Laser Scanning Division Manager Kevin Hanna, and architects and business owners Faith and Hope Zimmerman for a discussion of the background, education and the skills necessary for success in the varied fields involving architecture, building and construction.  Questions from the audience will be welcome.  “Becoming You:  Architecture and Building Careers” will explore vocations like engineer, architect, designer, planner, surveyor and more.   The seminar is free and open to teens and adults, but registration is required.  Interested participants are encouraged to call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500 to register.  Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.