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More on the Park Slope School House

February 23rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

There’s more info on the Park Slope School House, which is replacing the Berkeley Carroll Child Care Center, which was closed down by the elite Park Slope School, with especially shoddy treatment of its employees. The new non-profit formed to run the new child care center is giving all those employees a chance to keep their jobs if they want them. (Kudos to them for this act of decency. It stands in stark contrast to the rotten and offensive conduct of the elitist regime at the private school.) In any case, enough about the wretched, old and wealthy crew that didn’t care for its veteran, dedicated, hard-working, middle class employees. We have more from the great new people who’ve save the program and the jobs:

Leading Neighborhood Program with 20+ Year History Now Offering Tours for 2009-2010 Academic Year–Parents who need child care in Brooklyn now have the option to send their children to Park Slope Schoolhouse (PSS), a child development program with courses for children who are one, two or three years old by September 1, 2009. PSS is a newly formed non-profit early childhood education program that formerly operated as the Berkeley Carroll Child Care Center and previously, as the MHB Child Care Center (operated by New York Methodist Hospital). The program has a rich history in the neighborhood, having been in operation since 1986.

Offering a full academic year running from September to August, PSS provides two-, three- and five-day programs with early drop off (7:30 a.m.) and late pick-up (6:30 p.m.). Tours are being offered now and families who complete a tour will be accepted into the program on a
first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be distributed February 26 and families will be notified of acceptance by March 3…The program was created by parents of current and former program children, and is being supported with transitional funding by the Fund for the City of New York (FCNY), a foundation that was established by the Ford Foundation and provides cash flow loans and business incubator services to
non-profits whose missions benefit the lives of New Yorkers. “We are absolutely thrilled that we have managed to save approximately 50 child care spots and approximately 20 jobs in our neighborhood and that we can keep this wonderful program alive,” said Georgia Boothe, a parent of a student in the two-year old program and the chair of the PSS board of directors. “Given the great demand for daycare and preschool programs in Park Slope, we believe that the entire community will benefit greatly from
this program.”

“This program is incredibly important to the neighborhood of Park Slope,” said Mary McCormick, president of FCNY. “The Park Slope Schoolhouse retains a rich local tradition of excellence and benefits the lives of working families in Brooklyn.”

To schedule a tour, contact:
Natasha Corlette at 718.768.4873 or email ncorlette (at) parkslopeschoolhouse (dot) org. Hopefully the new group will soon have a website and logo so we can stop using that nauseating Berkeley Carroll one which increases our blood pressure every time we view it.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Oy Vey... // Feb 23, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Would you kindly explain the aforementioned “rotten and offensive conduct of the elitist regime at the private school”? Was it when they gave their employees several YEARS notice that they may be closing in 12 months or that they inconvenienced you by deciding to get out of the childcare business? Did you give your nanny several years notice? Did you ever think that its people like you and your whinging sense of entitlement that drove them away? If your pediatrician decided to retire because he found his practice was becoming less and less profitable and his patients (and more likely their parents) were so obnoxious, whiny and entitled that his life had become a living hell AND he gave you several years notice would you call him selfish and expect him to stay in business solely for the sake of your convenience? You’re just upset that now your whiny and entitled little brats (the apple never falls far from the tree) won’t have a leg up in the application process at Berkeley Carroll. Just because your world revolves around your kids’ lives doesn’t mean the rest of the world’s revolves around yours. Nice lesson to teach your children. I wonder if the new administration at PSS really understands the living nightmare they’re walking into – you know it’s only a matter of time until you and your little PSP cabal turn on these folks too… You should thank your lucky stars and kiss these peoples’ asses – there’s NO amount of money you could pay me to have to put up with even one day of your miserable yenta pants suit entitlement…

  • 2 lifer // Feb 23, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Right on “Oy Vey”……..

    A logo is nauseating???? How about your coverage of this situation?

  • 3 Dada // Feb 25, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Why is it that in 1999 Methodist made available an opportunity for a new group to run the child care center?

    Why is it that in 2008 Berkeley Carroll tried to kill the program by announcing that it would close in 9 m0nths, thus insuring its demise. Then lied and blamed Methodist for the timing.

    Rich people do not believe in what is right is the eyes of man, god or Obama. The book of life will chase them all.