The Agri-Business Child Development program (ABCD Program) was established to meet the needs of parents working on New York State’s farms back in 1946.
As a non-profit provider of high quality culturally and linguistically diverse child development services for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers, Agri-Business Child Development ensures that each child receives comprehensive educational, health and social services.
Sherry Cleary, the Institute’s director had the distinct pleasure of attending the 70th Anniversary celebration in East Syracuse and to bring greetings from the New York Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC).
Being present for this celebration was special to her as Sherry’s first teaching job, 41 years ago, was as a pre-school teacher at the Fredonia Migrant Early Childhood Program, one of the programs that remains in the ABCD network.
Maggie Evans, a member of the ECAC is the Chief Executive Officer of ABCD and has done a wonderful job shepherding the work of the statewide network of early childhood programs. She brings her passion and commitment to excellence to everything she touches. And this occasion was no different. There was a beautiful video premiered at the evening celebration and wonderful words were shared by articulate young adults who had experienced the migrant life as children. The celebration was followed by a day-long conference for staff of network programs. Congratulations to Maggie, her leadership team, and all the programs that make up the network of ABCD!!!