Project Self-Sufficiency Leadership Council members Ed and Rosetta Di Tomasso recently visited the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center.
Ed and Rosetta Di Tomasso recently visited the preschool at the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center to read several books to the children as part of the center’s Celebrity Reader program. “Project Self-Sufficiency is my favorite organization because it touches so many real issues in our community," explained Rosetta DiTomasso who serves on the agency’s Leadership Council along with her husband. The couple highlighted the holiday season by distributing candy canes and ornaments to the children. The Little Sprouts Early Learning Center is operated by Project Self-Sufficiency, a local non-profit agency which offers a wide variety of services to families in northwestern New Jersey. The daycare and preschool facility features separate classrooms for each age group, from infants through those entering preschool. Fully-qualified teachers are available in each classroom and the child-teacher ratio adheres to or exceeds state standards. Each classroom has new equipment, as well as learning centers for dramatic play, computers, science, housekeeping, sand and water play, reading, and music. The center also contains an all-purpose room for active indoor play and parent presentations, as well as a sick room for those children who may fall ill during the day. The center is equipped with two separate playgrounds, one for younger tots and one for older children. Little Sprouts Early Learning Center offers space for 83 youngsters, ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Preschool is free for Newton residents, ages 3 and 4; students must have turned 3 years of age by October 1, 2018. All types of subsidized daycare are accepted, including New Jersey Cares for Kids and Work First New Jersey. The center also offers the National School Lunch Program, providing nutritionally-balanced, low-cost or free lunches to eligible children each school day. The Little Sprouts Early Learning Center is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton. For more information visit the center’s website, www.littlesproutsearlylearningcenter.org or call 973-940-3540.