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Your support keeps our doors open so new generations of mothers and fathers can discover their strength and confidence as parents, and children can develop social skills and prepare for skills in a loving safe environment.

Give Now


Click the Donate Now logo to help provide scholarships to this essential program at NECC.

Support for this program also provided by:

The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

The Community Development Block Grant administered by the Dutchess County Planning and Development Department


Sheila DePaola
Sheila DePaola
After School Program Coordinator / Toddler Program Coordinator
Email Sheila

Lauren Astor
Lauren Astor
Family Support Coordinator
Email Lauren

Geoff Saavedra
Geoff Saavedra
Child Care Assistant and Transportation Assistant
518-592-1399 x 5
Email Geoff

Family Support Programs at NECC

Growing Together
Growing Together now meets at NECC, 51 South Center Street, Fridays, 10am-noon.

  • Fun group learning activities, play and socialization for children.
  • Meaningful conversations and support for parents with Lauren Astor, MA.Ed
Free! (Donations welcome)

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Registration required. Download the registration form here or pick one up at NECC. Completed forms can be dropped off at NECC or scanned / emailed to sheila@neccmillerton.org. Once we've received your registration, you will be contacted by the program coordinator with more information and will be invited to our online weekly sign-up forum. Feel free to call, text or email Sheila with any questions or to get more information.

*If you are a new participant and would like to do a one time drop-in to see if the program is a good fit for you and your child, please contact Sheila ahead of time to ensure there is room.

Monday Mornings Out
Childcare for ages 1-4
Mondays, 9:30am-noon

  • Creative play and social interaction for preschool children.
  • A morning off for busy parents

    for shopping, napping or whatever you need to do!
  • Scholarships / sliding scale available

Growing Together
The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation is a generous funder of our Family Support programs. Read this wonderful article they wrote about us!

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation