Area officials joined recently with representatives from the Children’s Living, Learning, Loving After School Program to celebrate the opening of a second infant room in Great Neck.
The Great Neck center at 80 Grace Ave. provides childcare for working parents and parents enrolled in training programs, according to the center's website.
The center was started in the 1960’s by a group of working parents and became incorporated in 1975. CLASP has since evolved into a highly regarded childcare program.
"The opening of the second infant room at CLASP is an indication that the organization is evolving in a way that reflects the changing needs of our community,” commented Leg. Bosworth in a press release. “I applaud CLASP's continuing commitment to the children of our community by providing affordable quality child care."
In terms Great Neck's "changing needs," CLASP recognizes an increasing need for infant child care and they are responding to that need, Bosworth said to Patch.
With Bosworth at the event were elected other officials including North Hempstead Town Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, Great Neck Village Mayor Jean Celender, Republican state Sen. Jack Martins and North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman.
In Great Neck, childcare is available at the CLASP Children's Center for children ages 12 weeks to 5 years. Meals and snacks are provided under New York State Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) guidelines.