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'0000ildren, Parents benefit from Day Care Center _.. , Cobb. Information Division X children swathed in aprons err necks to their feet stood a ,la filled with water. They fflY as their teacher E  Sow they could easily fill bottles with water using a oa all four little heads II table as they carefully with this interesting new tie did the original owners of l d house at 212 East Main re'=t uville know that one day a civet-draped parlor would o:er table and 15 active "'J two to five ears old  ,t-  Where elegant dresse = m  a:_ y d s a' ,.uned by candlelight 0f tle0rt orange tent in the he r; and in the sitting L.  teryear's young cou le Ly 0-,,_ _ P -,t, there are 15 little ., the lovely old home has .lnto a Child Care Center - :dl that's happened for _ ,g to one young mother. r_ by the Governor's Dr_'. cil for Child Develop- LK es, this Center and its five ',ls ta West Virginia have ff-'='v'atioaalr -, after nearly six' /I =, planning. , a t Want to set up Centers .sst only a year or so," ]' Barbara Clay, assis- [-:r of the Interagency he Put a great deal of time lning stage and we involved every agency concerned with children so we could come u with Child Care Centers that offer more than baby-sitting service. We wanted a well developed program that would provide them with comprehensive child care services. "Our child care program is funded through the Departments of Education, Health. Mental Health, Welfare, and the Governor's Office of Federal State Relations," Mrs. Clay continued. "We work closely and we all are acquainted with the services offered by each agency. In this way, the Interagency Council does not waste time or money in providing services that another agency already is offering. "For example, if a teacher in one of our Centers suspects that a child has a vision, hearing, dental, or emotional problem, she immediately can refer the parent and child to the proper agency where the child can be helped. Cooperation among state agencies has resulted in a significant savings to taxpayers because services have not been duplicated." Children eligible to participate in the child care program are those whose parents are working, in school, in a job training program, or in the WIN program, or whose parents need either permanent or temporary outside help with their children because of conditions in the home. A social worker determines whether the situation justified acceptance of the child by the Center. If a that you "nvJr inteld6d* t6 ompkrte your horrible experiment!" CESTORS STORE HOURS '4da, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday -- 9 to 5 p.m. "--. Wednesday, Saturday - 9 to 1 p.m. Ca.,._ OYOUR HOUSECLEANING EARLY tr eers for bargins on paint, bedding, curtains, .erything to brighten your home for Spring. Phone 462-7939 -- 462-8483 ' A u t horized CATAI,OG SAI,ES MERCHANT OWNED AND OPERATED BY JANET DEAL l00ere ,,, March 11, 12, and 13 I= .ltYdreul, ,New Implement= POWer Sizes aNew Precision Conlmls a N.w MOO., O.f In Tl00mday, Friday,00 Saturday N HOUSE! beryl Open AI Day y Refreshments... Free Gifts CAMPBELL TRACTOR f:t EQUIPMENT CO., INC, 921 BROAD STREET SUMMERSVILLE, W. VA. 872-2611 "'We have a waiting list/' said th, Glenville Center's teacher, Mrs. Linda Hornish, "but we can accommodate only 15 youngsters here." More than 100 children have been identified as possible recipients of child care services in the seven-county area of Region IV of which Glenville is a part. Plans are under way for the Glenvflle Center, which opened last July 14, to offer an additional child care service, In-Home Care. Under In-Home Care a child may be cared for by a relative in the child's own home. Called child care providers, these people must complete a training program. They will, of course, be paid for their services. In addition to the 15 children who are enrolled in the daily education component of the local Child Care Center, eight children who have mental or physical handicaps or who have special learning disabilities also are served by the Center. These children and their parents are instructed in their homes by a teacher with special training. Employed at the Center are the education teacher and her two aides; a nutrition-cook who also works as an aide; a social worker and her aide; the mental health teacher and her aide; and a secretary. "Most of the children who come to the Center are 'only' children," explained one teacher. "The social adjustments were difficult at first because the children were not used to sharing and playing with other children. Now, though, they are all like brothers and sisters. "We teach social skills, self-help skills, and perceptual motor skills," continued Mrs. Hornish, who has a B.S. degree in health and physical education and a strong art back- ground. "We minimize time we spend in cognitive areas, because we consider the social, emotional, and physical abilities more important at this age." "It's our philosophy that children from two to five should be encouraged to develop and use their muscles and become coordinated," explained Mrs. Clay. "These large and fine muscle skills are so important to the child and the learning process. A child will be taught to count and read when he goes to school, so we want him to develop "the skills that will be important to his' future ability to learn." Even though parents are not charged a fee for sending their Youngsters to the Center, they are very must Involved in whet'happens there. Parent group meetings are held to let the parents know the policies of the Center. "Most people are not aware of the very specific sanitation and safety requirements we have to meet in order to operate the Center," Mrs. Hornish said. "Parents must understand that it's necessary for us to do things in a certain way so we will meet state standards. "We also have a newspaper we send home to the parents every two months to keep them informed of our activities. After we toured the office of THE GLENVILLE DEMOCRAT, and when we started our paper, we asked the children to suggest names. Three-year old Amy Pritt though THE PAPERCRAT would be just fine!" All six West Virginia Child Care Centers are similarly equipped with specially selected toys. books, and games, but each Center has its own individuality. Because Mrs. Hornish is experienced in art, her children are exposed to a variety of art media. "We try to have vigorous activity indoors and outdoors every day - tumbling, running, iumping, climbing, and hopping," said Mrs, Hornish. "We feel that if the children are dressed warmly they can play outdoors even it it's cold. If it's too bad to play, we try to go for a short walk." On their walks the children are encouraged to be observant, and learning becomes synonymous with fun! A collage of seeds, pods, bark, leaves, twigs, and dried berries now hangs in the playroom - treasures of a nature walk. The Center has received excellent cooperation from local people. according to Mrs. Hornish and Mrs. Clay. "We have toured the whole community," said Mrs, Hornish. "anti we've found the people eager to explain their work to the children. I I I I I Glenville College has been very cooperative in allowing us privileges on the campus, We are making arrangements to use the swimming pool, and we are permitted to take our youngsters to the children's section of teh library." Through another cooperative effort between the College and the Center. five college students - three women and two men - are completing their ten hours of practical education experience by working at the Center. "The Giheer County Board of Education also has been most willing to help when we've needed a driver and lms to take the children on field trips," Mrs. Clay added.  The local Recreation Cent agreed to cater a hot meal for tl children that would meet state nutritional standards. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided at the Center, and the children occasionally prepare their own snacks under the direction of the nutrition-cook. Music plays an important role at the Center, and physical activities often are performed to music, Dramatic play also is encouraged. "Our nutrition-cook used puppets to teach the children good nutrition habits," said Mrs. Hornish. "In her original show, she made lollipops and gum the bad guys and fruits and vegetables the good guys. The children loved it and now they are having their own shows !" A day at the Center assures a visitor that the workers and children have an excellent relationship and that the youngsters are happy in their % One happy youngster enjoys a romp on the new playground equipment. environment. In the final analysis, however, it's the parents who judge the Center. From the long waiting list of children, from the many phone calls of inquiry, and from the personal HEARING TEST SET FOR GLENVILLE W. VIRGINIA Electronic hearing test wU be iriven at the Conrad Hotel in Glenville each third Wednesda of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. by Mr. Kemper Hyre, Certified Hearing Aid AudioloRist. BELTONE HEARING All) SERVICE 442-B. W. Pike ,t. Clarksburg, W.Va. 26301 THIS SATURDAY NIGHT MARCH 7- 8 P.M. CONCERNED LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES OWNERS. INC. South tlarrison ltigh School 3 miles west of 1-79 at l,os! Creek {go toward West Milfordj mm| March 4, 1976 The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder 9 comments from the parents, the Center i; does indeed appear to be "one of the best things to come to Glenville." "We have a good group of children here," concluded Mrs. Hornish, "and we, as a staff, sincerely care about the children. It's been :a rewarding experience for me, and I think I can say that for the whole staffl i We feel we are providing a service that is needed in this area and one which the parents appreciate. It's very ': satisfying work." MARRIAGES Tommy Claude Moore, 20, of Rosedale, WV to Macy K. Riffle, 20, also of Rosedale. FIDUCIARY Edith I. Bailey, of Cox's Mills, qualifies as Executrix of the estate of Barrard Bailey. W1LLS Ballard Bailey, deceased, of Cox's Mills, Troy District, Gilmer County. School and Office Supplies? See Us Firstl Gilrner Graphics, Inc. 109 E. Main St. Glenvill FOGL$OII6 & /r|R|Y MX $iVlC! MOODY'S MOBILE HOMES Rt. 33-119 - 4 miles west of Weston A Complete Selection of Quality Built Homes 12-wides 14-wides double wides and modular on display Each home fully displayed and righted for yor opping convenience OPEN FRIDAY TIL 8:00 PM Phone 269-1510 Member of W.Va. 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