Andrea Bogin – Director of Campus Fun and Learn Child Development Center
Photo caption: Andrea Bogin, Director of Campus Fun and Learn Child Development Center Photo credit: Collette Fournier/RCC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: June 30, 2014
CONTACT: Maralin Roffino
Andrea Bogin – Director of Campus Fun and Learn
Child Development Center
Ramapo, NY— Rockland Community College welcomes Andrea Bogin as Director of the Campus Fun and Learn Child Development Center. Bogin earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Dominican College in 2010 with a concentration in the Humanities. She holds NYS certification in both Early Childhood (birth-2nd grade) and Childhood (grades 1-6) education. Previous experience includes work at Nyack’s Little Schoolhouse Inc., Nyack, NY, from 2010-2014 as head teacher.
The Campus Fun and Learn Child Development Center is open year-round and enrolls approximately 95 children during the fall and spring semesters. The Center cares for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Many RCC students and employees take advantage of this high quality program at such a convenient on-campus location, but it is also open to the public.
Bogin shares the founding CFL philosophy of best practices in nurturing the whole child, and plans to continue the school’s curriculum of providing experiential learning to develop children’s healthy physical, intellectual, creative, social and emotional growth. She says that “children learn through discovery and play,” and she a strong advocate for providing creative activities. “Creativity,” Bogin says, “is often overlooked in terms of a quality education,” and, “for many children, creativity not only provides them with a sense of self-esteem and accomplishment, but can also serve as the foundation for growth in all developmental areas.”
Growing up on her family’s farm in the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY, Bogin developed an early appreciation for nature and the great outdoors that she hopes to share with the children. In concert with her belief that children “should be actively engaged in experiences that are meaningful,” and that they “explore the world with their senses,” Bogin is very enthusiastic about the new Garden and Outdoor Educational Area to be installed later this summer at the Center. To help cultivate the children’s love of nature and the many benefits of outdoor exploration, the space will include a variety of plants, a butterfly garden, painting easels, picnic tables, sensory bins, and a quiet outdoor reading nook, all to provide the children with “a lifetime’s worth of meaningful learning experiences.”
Photo caption: Andrea Bogin, Director of Campus Fun and Learn Child Development Center
Photo credit: Collette Fournier/RCC