Taking a SPIN in their new facility

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Special People In Northeast Inc. last week held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open an early childhood center at 12670 Dunks Ferry Road, in the annex of St. Anselm Church in Parkwood.

SPIN, a human services organization, operates three other such centers. The fourth center was delayed for seven months due to the state budget impasse.

“We are so excited to be opening our newest high-quality preschool in the Parkwood community,” said SPIN CEO Kathy Brown-McHale, who testified in front of the Mayor’s Commission on Universal PreK in February. “SPIN is so privileged to be a partner in the healthy development of these children’s lives.”

“SPIN is a wonderful educational institution that I am proud to have expand into my district,” said state Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.). “The new facility and pre-K classrooms will give kids, especially those with special needs, an opportunity to learn some of the basic lessons they need as they reach school age.” ••

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Teacher Chris Sposs reads to the children at the facility on Dunks Ferry Road.

Exciting opening: Marion Brown speaks with children at the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new SPIN early childhood center in Parkwood. The facility offers children a place to learn, play and have fun. BILL ACHUFF / FOR THE TIMES