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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

Cavalry Methodist Preschool

  • We are a play based preschool, centrally located in Latham
  • For over 40 years we have focused on developing the child’s social skills through developmentally appropriate activities and play
  • Our students learn what is necessary to become successful learners as they move on to elementary school
  • We follow North Colonie’s calendar

Click here for more information, including pricing and registration.

Colonie Library Newsletter

Click here for the January/February newsletter.

Ben’s Builders

Ben’s Builders will be hosting a day full of fun and creativity on Feb. 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  in memory of Ben Stowell. Ben attended Blue Creek Elementary and passed away from cancer in 2009. During the event, Ben’s family hosts Lego building challenges for kids of all ages and backgrounds, and works to create a community of fun and hope in memory of their son. The event will take place at the American Cancer Society HopeClub, located at 1 Penny Lane in Latham. RSVP 518-220-6960

Colonie Library school-aged programs

The Colonie Library has started it’s Fall programming! For the after-school crowd we offer homework help, book clubs, reading to therapy dogs, LEGO/WEDO, and a STEAM program. For more information, click here.

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!

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