This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
GALLERY Family values, Skidmore style


While workplace day care is still a rarity in America, Skidmore is celebrat- ing the 25th anniversary of its Green- berg Child Care Center. (Opened in 1987 through the efforts of then-trustee Toni Greenberg, P ’81, and others at Skidmore, the day-care center was named in her memory a few years later.) Enrollment priority goes to children of


Skidmore faculty, staff, alumni, and stu- dents, with others welcomed as space is available. Eight infants, 15 toddlers, and 20 preschoolers are cared for by a staff of 10, often with help from Skidmore stu- dents and volunteers.


Longtime director Nancy Wheeler says Greenberg’s teachers work “to pro- vide quality care in a safe and loving en-


vironment” that nurtures children’s early development and also “to serve as a sup- port system to families.” Clients of all eras seem to agree those goals are met and exceeded day after day. Scope asked a few Greenberg families past and pres- ent to share an anecdote, imagine being a teacher, and reflect on what Greenberg has given them.


Matt Hockenos, history Oscar, 2


DAD: “Some kids cry when their parents drop them off in the morning, and some can hardly wait for pick-up time. Oscar just jumps right into an activity and never looks back. Would it hurt him to cry now and then when I drop him off? “The teachers at Greenberg are what make it a special place—and a place Oscar loves. They’re perpetually upbeat, enthusiastic, nur- turing, and loving. They make it all look effort- less, but when I stop and think about it, it looks exhausting to me. If I were a teacher there, my favorite part of the day would be nap time! “As an only child, Oscar has benefited


from his experience at Greenberg, where he’s learning how to socialize with other kids his own age. At first when another kid took his toy away, he would just sit there in disbelief. But now he can stand his ground in the sandbox.”


6 SCOPE FALL 2012


MARK MC CARTY


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72