BCCA's Sugar Plum Soiree

BCCA's Sugar Plum Soiree was a smashing success! Thank you to all our guests and supporters who made this such an amazing event. A special thanks to our 2017 honoree, Paul Saylor, for his efforts in advancing the quality of life for the children of Anna House through the Olivia's Herd after school program and to the National Museum of Dance for their spectacular performances throughout the night!

Senator Elaine Phillips visits Anna House!

Last week our students at Anna House had a very special visitor! Senator Elaine Phillips visited to tour Anna House and learn more about what we do here. All our students from the infants to the school-age students had the opportunity to spend time with Senator Phillips.

Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead at Anna House!

BCCA is committed to providing a well-rounded education to all our students throughout the year. We ensure this by incorporating a S.T.E.A.M. based curriculum at Anna House through different programs. Already, this summer has introduced two new programs to our students!

BCCA is proud to partner with the Jose Limon Foundation to announce the start of our very first Dance Program at Anna House! Every Saturday a professional dancer from the Limon Foundation leads a class for our school-age students. This program allows our students to explore art and dance in a way that they previously could not.

This summer BCCA has also introduced the Children's Engineering program. An instructor from Engineering for Kids visits Anna House to lead a project that teaches our students an aspect of engineering in a fun and exciting way. Each week the teacher introduces a new concept or topic to further expand our students knowledge of engineering and show them how fun it truly can be.

Happy 4th of July!

Everyone at BCCA and Anna House had so much fun celebrating the 4th of July yesterday! The children created themed arts and crafts projects throughout the day and spent most of the day in the Anna House Playground enjoying the beautiful weather while playing different water games!

Our School Age class getting into the 4th of July spirit at Anna House!

Our School Age class getting into the 4th of July spirit at Anna House!

Even the infant class dressed up for the 4th of July!

Even the infant class dressed up for the 4th of July!

Anna House Graduation 2017

Yesterday was an exciting day at Anna House! Everyone gathered to watch our Anna House Class of 2017 graduate. Many of these students have been attending Anna House since they were infants, so it was an emotional day for all to watch them get ready to head off to the "big school". We're so proud of all our graduates and look forward to seeing all they accomplish in the years to come!

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

BCCA would also like to thank the Floral Park Memorial High School National Honor Society for their amazing donation. Each of our graduates will be heading to their next school fully prepared with a backpack filled with all the necessary supplies!

Happy Mother's Day!

It was an incredibly moving Mother's Day at Anna House! Our students put on a concert for their mothers where they sang songs, read poems, and told everyone why they love their mother so much! They then presented them with pictures and flowers they had grown themselves.

Earth Day at Anna House!

This weekend all our students celebrated Earth Day with a fun and educational project. First, they each decorated their own recycled container. The younger children used stickers, which helped develop their fine motor skills. They were then provided with soil and seeds to plant in their containers. This project showed our children how fun recycling and caring for our planet can be!

 

Easter at Anna House!

This year we celebrated Easter a little early at Anna House! We are so thankful to all our supporters and Community Partners. We would especially like to thank the National Charity League-Garden City Chapter for putting together these amazing Easter baskets for each of our children and teachers!

Brotherhood Awards

We are proud to announce that one of our students, Chelsea, in our after-school tutoring program recently received the Brotherhood Award! From amongst all her peers, Chelsea was chosen by both her principle and her teachers to receive this award. This award is presented to someone that not only strives to excel in school, but also shows the importance of being kind to others and helping out in the community. These are characteristics that BCCA finds truly important and inspiring and we are so proud when one of our students exhibits them so well.

Brownie Egg Hunt

This week we were fortunate to have some amazing visitors at Anna House. Local Brownie troop 1483 organized a surprise egg hunt for our school age students! After the exciting hunt, all the children participated in an arts and crafts project. It is so important to us that our children connect with members of the local community and understand the importance of giving back. Seeing these young girls come and do something so generous for us was truly inspiring!