Anna House Classroom Expansion

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The Belmont Child Care Association celebrated the Grand Opening of two new classrooms at Anna House, the day care center for the children of the Belmont Racetrack workers.

From Left to Right: Ed Ambrosino, Maureen O’Connell, Edward P. Mangano, Michael Dubb, George Maragos, Kate Murray

The Belmont Child Care Association celebrated the Grand Opening of two new classrooms at Anna House, a daycare facility for Belmont Racetrack backstretch families. Michael Dubb, Chairman of the Belmont Child Care Association and founder of the Beechwood Organization, built and donated the 7,500 square foot day care center and the new expansion. “Being able to expand the daycare center so we can go from 50 to 70 kids is great and we won’t stop till every kid on the backstretch is covered,” said Dubb.

Michael Dubb, Charles Hayward, President and CEO of NYRA, Edward Mangano, Nassau County Supervisor, Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead Supervisor, George Maragos, Nassau County Comptroller, Ed Ambrosino, Town of Hempstead Councilman, Maureen O’Connell, Nassau County Clerk, Donna Chenkin, Director of Anna House and Anna house students and friends attended at the June 10th ribbon cutting ceremony.

About Anna House: Anna House is a 7500 square-foot day care center for the children of the Belmont Park Racetrack workers. It was established by The Belmont Child Care Association (BCCA), a not-for-profit corporation, and is open 365 days a year to accommodate the work schedules of parents in the racing community. Not only does Anna House offer child care, but it provides early childhood education as well as scholarship funds to those unable to afford the cost of care. Its volunteer board represents the broad-based industry support BCCA enjoys. Michael Dubb, founder of The Beechwood Organization, built and donated Anna House in 2003. In 2011, Dubb donated a classroom expansion which added two new classrooms to the Daycare center. The Belmont Racetrack is located in Elmont in Long Island, New York.

About The Beechwood Organization: The Beechwood Organization is one of the largest developers of residential housing in New York. Recognized as Long Island’s leading premier master-planned community builder with 30+ years experience; 55 communities and over 6,000 residences built. The Beechwood Organization is currently developing Meadowbrook Pointe, a 720-unit active adult community complete with a 25,000 square foot clubhouse on the former site of the Roosevelt Raceway, Meadowbrook Pointe Links & Spa, an active adult community of 280 semi-attached golf view homes with resort amenities, as well as a unique riverfront community, Harbour Pointe at Shorehaven in the Bronx. Additionally, Beechwood is a partner in an award winning, smart-growth master planned community in the Rockaways, Arverne by the Sea. When complete, this mixed-use community will have approximately 2,300 homes and be the largest revitalization project in the Northeast.

The Beechwood Organization is the proud recipient of numerous, prestigious local and national awards for its communities including Residential Community of the Year, Best New Design, Best Model Home, Best Single Family Home and Best Single Family Attached Home.

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