THE BRONX - An early childhood program at a Bronx child care center promotes interactive learning for parents and their children.

Parents say play sessions in the Babies to 3 program at A House on Beekman have helped their children excel in pre-school.

The program meets twice a week, and parents say they learn how to deal with tantrums and other stressful situations with young children.

The program plans to expand with home visits and nutrition and safety workshops next year.