YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A $15,000 grant has been awarded to Yorktown Community Nursery School, enabling the 70-year-old non-profit preschool to build walkways and entrances that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The aid came from the New York State Senate.

“I’m happy that we could provide funding for the Yorktown Community Nursery School that will be used to make it more accessible for children and adults with differing abilities,” said state Sen. Pete Harckham. “This community-run gem has been providing high-quality programs for pre-schoolers since 1948 and, has been demonstrating to their very involved parent body how to effectively support the learning process. They believe, as I do, that we are stronger when everyone has an equal opportunity to participate.”

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Yorktown Community Nursery School is nonsectarian and non-profit.

“We would like to express our sincerest thanks to Sen. Pete Hackham for his assistance in securing a grant that will allow our cooperative nursery school to become ADA compliant,” said Maribeth Fay, director of the school. “The scope of the project includes the installation of a pathway from the road to the building and ramps from the back door of the classrooms to the playground, making our school accessible for students and family members with disabilities. We are now truly able to uphold our mission of providing a constructive program to enrich the lives of all children in the community. Senator Harckham’s support is deeply appreciated by the board, staff and parents of our school.”