IBM Donates 45 Computers to CUNY Child-Care Centers In Response to Proposal by Kingsborough
International Business Machines (IBM), has donated 45 KidSmart Early Learning Centers to CUNY child-care centers on fourteen campuses, including four to the Kingsborough child-care center.
The generous donation, made at the beginning of the fall 2011 semester, is in response to a proposal developed by Kirstin Swanson, director of Development at Kingsborough and Heather Brown, director of the Kingsborough child-care center.
A grant to support installation and training was included in the donation.
The KidSmart Early Learning Program, which includes the Young Explorer, is a computer housed in brightly colored, kid-friendly Little Tikes furniture and equipped with award-winning educational software to help children learn and explore concepts in math, science and language.
The computer centers can also help children learn crucial socialization skills such as sharing and working together, which reinforces the educational and developmental goals of the CUNY child-care centers.