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Community Announcements

The district is a central hub of activity in the community, particularly as it relates to educational and recreational opportunities available to children. This Community Announcements page is provided as a service to parents for informational purposes only. For more information about the activities and organizations listed below, please use the contact information provided with each entry. If you have a community announcement you would like posted, please email NancyMason@ncolonie.org.

Smokey Bear Day

Drop in and meet Smokey Bear and friends at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center! All ages are welcome to this FREE event on Monday, Oct. 9, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Learn from Smokey how the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission uses prescribed fire to keep this habitat healthy. There will be prescribed fire equipment on hand for visitors to see and try out, a relay race for kids and Smokey goody bags for visitors to take home. Please feel free to contact us for further information. (518) 456-0655, info@albanypinebush.org, https://www.albanypinebush.org/events/detail.cfm?id=2246  195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.

Cohoes Head Start has openings for 3-4 year olds

The Head Start program in Cohoes currently has  some openings for 3- and 4-year-old children. Head Start offers a high-quality preschool program for low-income families. View the flyer for details.

Kids Express After School Program at the Maplewood School

Kids Express at the Maplewood School offers a School-Age After School program for students ages 6-12! Children enjoy a variety of age appropriate activities, including homework help, arts and crafts, and access to our full size gym and new playground! Since we are located within the boundaries of the North Colonie School District, transportation is available! For more information, call (518) 328-0430, or email KidsExpressInfo@gmail.com!

UPK at the Maplewood School

Kids Express now offers Universal Pre-K (UPK) at the Maplewood School in Watervliet! Children must be four years old by December 1st, 2017 to be eligible. If your child meets this age requirement, you are invited to fill out an application on our website! For more information, call (518) 328-0430, or email KidsExpressInfo@gmail.com.