Education Notes

Education Notes

July 11, 2004

Railway museum to offer summer youth programs

The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum will present "Summer Fun" programs for children of various age groups on Thursdays through Aug. 12. The museum is at 4155 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach.

Groups larger than five people must call in advance. Each program will include light refreshments and activities to take home.

Children can enjoy poems, songs, stories and games that celebrate the days of railroading and early resort life in Chesapeake Beach.

Programs include:

"The Good Old Days Today" for ages 3 to 9.

"Grandmother's Trunk" for ages 6 to 16. Adults also welcome. Take a closer look at the clothes that your grandmother or great grandmother might have worn. Take a peek at grandfather's clothes, too. Look at early 20th-century swimming and sports attire.

"What is a Museum?" for ages 8 to 12.

Programs are free. Information: 410-257-3892.

Child center is holding registration for fall classes

The Child Development Center at Anne Arundel Community College is holding registration for fall kindergarten and preschool classes.

The program has a whole child focus, with activities to enhance the academic, emotional and physical development of each child in a stimulating and nurturing environment.

AACC's program provides a state-accredited program for potty-trained children ages 2 to 6, with child care available. Licensed by the Maryland Department of Human Resources Child Care Administration, the center accepts Department of Social Services purchase of care vouchers. Information: 410-777- 2450.

Melissa Beardmore named finance director at AACC

Melissa A. Beardmore of Crofton has been named the executive director of finance for Anne Arundel Community College.

Beardmore arrived at the college in June 2001 as its controller. She has been the acting executive director since January. She has a bachelor's of business administration degree in accounting from Loyola College and is a licensed certified public accountant in Maryland.

She is a member of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, the American Institute of Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Community College Business Officers.

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