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Come Play with Us! INCLUDEnyc and the Staten Island Children’s Museum Partner on A Day of Play

May 3, 2024
In the Media, Press Release

May 18, 2024, Staten Island, NY – INCLUDEnyc is excited to co-host A Day of Play with the Staten Island Children’s Museum (SICM) on Saturday, May 18, at 10:30 AM at the museum. Parents and caregivers of young people with disabilities, ages birth to five, will discover resources and participate in a workshop, while the whole family can enjoy sensory activities and free museum admission with registration. Spanish interpretation will be provided for the workshop.

“INCLUDEnyc is delighted to co-host A Day of Play with the Staten Island Children’s Museum as we explore why play is so important in the early years of child development,” said Cheryelle Cruickshank, Executive Director at INCLUDEnyc. “Our mission to provide love, equity, and access for young people with disabilities begins at birth, and we invite our families to join that commitment and come play with us!”

SICM, located at 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building M, Community Gallery, will feature sensory and arts activities that the whole family will enjoy and will offer free museum admission from 10 AM to 1 PM for registered participants. 

INCLUDEnyc will present the workshop “Playing with Purpose in the Early Years” for parents and caregivers. The training will focus on the stages, benefits, and barriers of play, and will explore strategies that can be used to support childhood development through play in everyday life.

 “It is important for families and caregivers to remember that they are their children’s first teachers,” said Kimberly McCoy, Esq., M.S.Ed., Director of Parent and Family Engagement at INCLUDEnyc. “Also, play is the language of children. We offer this training to professionals and caregivers so they can be intentional about what they are teaching children in a fun manner that they will understand.”

Sign up now for A Day of Play, hosted by INCLUDEnyc and the Staten Island Children’s Museum, on Saturday, May 18. Space is limited, and advance registration is required.