2012-08-24 / Letters

Help Our Little Ones!

Dear Editor,

The closing of Rockaway Head Start at 72-05 Beach Channel Drive is a travesty. RHS has been in existence for 40 years. Many generations of Rockaway residents have proudly graduated from there.

Head Start’s programs make a difference in the Rockaway community. It is not just a day care. It’s a place that takes care of the whole family. It has many components: education, certified licensed teachers, a creative curriculum, social services to help families evolve, nutrition, and special needs programming.

Head Start had no violations whatsoever. The community was told in James Sanders newsletter to his constituents that the center was restored. It was the first name listed of the six day cares that were supposed to be restored.

We held a news conference on Friday, August 10, outside the school. NY1 News and Fox 5 attended. Many parents and politicians were there. And still, the school was listed as closing.

Please get in touch with:

Christine Quinn – 212-564- 7751
John Liu – 212-669-3500
Bill de Blasio – 212-669-7200

And tell them what RHS means to us, and most importantly, the young children of Rockaway.

FRANCINE WEINER

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