Learning at an Early Age

August 22, 2013 Updated Aug 23, 2013 at 5:08 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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August 22, 2013 Updated Aug 23, 2013 at 5:08 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - A new building sits on the corner of Bailey Avenue and Amherst Streets. It's reserved for the youngest of students to start their education.

"Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Children's Academy. We're serving children from six weeks through Pre-K," Buffalo Promise Neighborhood President Yvonne Minor Ragan said.

Their goal is to start learning at an early age and become a support system for these children throughout their schooling.

"We'll meet them in the hospitals where they are born, enroll them in a head start program. Then they will graduate and go to Westminster Charter School," Ragan said.

Then they go to Bennett High School with the support of the Buffalo Neighborhood Foundation behind them all the way. The Children's Academy is a state of the art facility providing the kids with interactive white boards, tables and computers. There is also traditional fun with slides and tricycles.

"This is a very needed addition to the community because there are a lot of children. I'm a firm believer in teaching your child younger," Parent Teranda Brown said.

In addition to the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood funds, there is other money coming their way.

"The grand from the Community Foundation was awarded to help supplement supplies, academic activities and also technology which we have in our building," Ragan said.

Organizers said the program not only educates children, they encourage parents to be hands on with their child's education.

"It's very important that parents are supporters and guiders. We have a two generation approach with our children," Ragan said.

The school is ready and Regen said it will open right on time, bringing in the next generation of learners.

Click here for more information http://buffalopromiseneighborhood.org/