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ESSEX — (8/29/20) While most schools are struggling to find solutions concerning the possibility of re-opening, Lakeside School located at Black Kettle Farm has held its summer program and plans to continue through the coming school year. CLICK HERE FOR MORE


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ESSEX, NY — Lakeside School was granted a program expansion license, by the NY State Office of Child and Family Services this week, to offer its Farm and Forest Sprouts Day Care program to more children. Lakeside School is now offering enrollment for up to 12 children between the ages of one and four in its renovated school house on Black Kettle Farm, 10 minutes from the town of Essex. With two attentive teachers, friendly chickens, horses, and goats, flourishing gardens, and the natural wonders of the nearby forest, the program offers a chance for young children to develop their minds and bodies in a nurturing environment. In addition, Sprouts is now available year-round, Monday through Friday, from 8:15am to 5pm. (cont.)

Expansion of Farm and Forest Day Care Program at Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm
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