The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Lakeville Section recently presented Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education President Barbara Berkowitz with a check for the Great Neck/Manhasset/Nassau BOCES Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP). This annual donation was given by Miriam Chatinover, NCJW past president. Also at the presentation were Board Vice President Lawrence Gross, Board Trustees Donald Ashkenase, Susan Healy and Donna Peirez, and Superintendent Teresa Prendergast. Representatives from PCHP included: Program Coordinator Regina Farinaccio, lead teacher Suzanne Belmont, parent educators Celina Flores and Anne Lupkin,and volunteer Linda Burke.
PCHP has been in the district for over 40 years and NCJW has supported it since its inception. PCHP, for eligible 16-month- to three-year-olds and their parents/grandparents, is based at the Cumberland Avenue Center. Research shows that early-childhood programs such as PCHP contribute positively to children’s performance in school.