Cullman Center Receives
Support from United Way

The Cullman Child Development Center in Sidney is entering its nineteenth year in operation in 2011. While many of the staff have been with the Center for many years, the Center is also pleased to announce that in 2010 new Director, Amy Williams, came on board. The Center also currently hosts several interns and work study students from local programs.

In the spring of 2010, Cullman received a competitive grant from the United Way which paid for the climber in the toddler room. They also received grants from New York State for ongoing program development and from several private and public foundations for improvements to the center, primarily focused on equipment and staff training.

Recreation Commission Award
CHILDREN AND STAFF MEMBERS are shown on the climber in the
toddler room at the Cullman Child Development Center.
The climber was purchased with funds from a grant
from the United Way of Sidney

Cullman is currently working with a consultant from the Early Care and Learning Council out of Albany, using a grant for which they recently applied.

The Center is currently operating at close to full enrollment and is planning to open another preschool classroom for three and four year old children.

The Center is proud to announce that Shannon Correale, an infant lead teacher with fifteen years at Cullman, was awarded the Excellence in Early Care and Education Award for Delaware County at the Tri-County AEYC dinner.

Cullman is planning a parade for the Week of the Young Child, April 4-8, as well as an event called Cullman Community Days on July 30, 2011. Cullman Community Days will be an all day family event with a variety of events including a bike race, a 5K race, a craft show, softball and volleyball tournaments, entertainment and food.

The support of the Sidney United Way has enabled Cullman Child Development Center to complete many of their projects in 2010, and Cullman is confident that with their continued support they will be able to keep serving the families of Sidney and the surrounding communities.

Reprint from The Tri-Town News