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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.

Lupine Fest – Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Albany Pinebush Preserve 

Experience a celebration of our local wildlife at the Capital Region’s globally rare, nationally significant, and locally distinct Albany Pine Bush. Enjoy live animal shows, wildlife workshops and nature walks. Discover the unique wildlife that calls this rare habitat home through hands-on activities with community partners, music with the WhipperSnappers and B95.5, games, crafts, vendors and more! This is a FREE event!
DIRECTIONS TO LUPINE FEST: All parking will be at 302 Washington Ave. Ext. Shuttle bus provided. *On-site parking for people with disabilities only. For more information, download the flyer 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 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, 2016 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.