News and Events
Child Development Associate e-Course (CDA) Starts January 7th
Now accepting registrations for the January 2016 CDA Online Course. This CDA e-Course will run from January 7, 2016 to April 14, 2016. Please note this CDA online course is limited to STARS programs in counties in the NW Regional Key. This course is not intended for School-age teachers.
Registration is through the PA Keys PD Registry at www.pakeys.org Please see the course brochure for full registration and course details – January 2016 CDA e-Course. Class size is limited – Register soon!
VINYL PALOOZA 2.0 – THANK YOU!!
On behalf of the children and families at Early Connections, we would like to say thank you to everyone who helped to make Vinyl Palozza 2.0 a success. We appreciate your generosity for this musically-inspired fundraiser. Proceeds support educational programs at Early Connections and Erie’s Future Fund scholarships, helping change Read the rest of this entry »
VINYL PALOOZA 2.0 SPONSORS
A special thank you to our VINYL PALOOZA 2.0 event sponsors!
EARLY CONNECTIONS NORTH EAST – NOW OPEN! Early Connections – North East located at 43 S. Lake Street (within the facilities of the First Baptist Church) is now open, providing quality early care and education for children ages 2 1/2 to elementary age.
We are open year-round, with daily hours from 7:30 AM – 5 PM. PA and NY Child Care Subsidy Accepted (CCIS)
For more information on enrolling your child or to schedule a tour of our new center please call 814-315-2915 or email the EC-NE site director, Katie Fisher at email@example.com
Early Connections Receives Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) Accreditation
Early Connections is proud to be able to display this Seal of Excellence awarded by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Early Connections was recently awarded accreditation under the Standards for Excellence® program, Read the rest of this entry »
CA Curtze Company Donates Funds for Erie’s Future Fund Scholarships
Early Connections is very thankful for CA Curtze Company’s support; they recently donated $10,000 to Erie’s Future Fund’s scholarship program. Erie’s Future Fund, administered by Early Connections, provides scholarships to children from low-income families so that they may attend a high-quality early childhood education program in Erie County during the school year.
Pictured from left to right are Darlene E. Kovacs, Executive Director of Early Connections, and C. Bruce Kern, President of CA Curtze Company.
American Tinning and Galvanizing Supports Erie’s Future Fund Scholarship Program
Erie’s Future Fund is grateful to receive a $22,000EITC donation from American Tinning and Galvanizing. One portion of the donation will help provide funding for scholarships to children from low-incomefamilies to attend a high-quality early childhood education program in Erie County during the school year. Another portion of the donation will help Erie’s Future Fund’s Summer Scholars, a new program that will provide scholarships for children from low-income families to attend high-quality programs that offer educational activities and nutritious meals during their attendance in the summer months.
Pictured are: David Bertges, Financial andHR Manager; Rodney Chiarelli, Vice President; Robin Scheppner, President and Managing Owner.
Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Raises Funds for Erie’s Future Fund Scholarships
Recently Dr. Joyce Miller climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in an effort to raise money for scholarships for Erie’s Future Fund Read the rest of this entry »
6th Annual Pre-K Counts Awareness Day
Children from Early Connections’ Pre-K Counts classrooms were among the more than 500 children who attended the 6th Annual Pre-K Counts Awareness Day on May 28th. Nine Erie County Pre-K Counts programs took part in the event designed to Read the rest of this entry »
Children from Early Connections City Center enjoyed a morning of music and creative activities with national artists Project Trio on March 25th. Project Trio’s goal is to promote stress management and mental awareness to children through music.
Early Connections West Side Director Selected as an Aftershool Ambassador
Stephanie King, Director of Early Connections West Side, was selected as an Afterschool Ambassador by the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Read the rest of this entry »
Erie Community Foundation-Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority Grant Award
Captain McFinn and Company visit Early Connections-City Center
On December 17th, Captain McFinn and Company, along with members of Widget Financial and the Millcreek Mall Marketing Team, introduced the new Captain McFinn“Swim & Play” Read the rest of this entry »
Nonprofit Partnership Awards Charles H. Bracken Excellence in Nonprofit Governance Award to Early Connections
Early Connections was honored to receive the 2014 Bracken Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Governance Read the rest of this entry »
Early Connections-West Side Presented with Bright STARS Award
Early Connections-West Side was presented with the Bright Star Award, Read the rest of this entry »
- It’s Clear She’s Learning
- Caring, Nurturing Staff – I Will Always Remain Grateful
- Thank You!
- All the Good Things She’s Learned
- Teachers are Friendly
- Clean, Happy Environment
- Did Not Give Up On My Child
- Nice Family Atmosphere
- Early Connections is the best!
- Wonderful Service
Thank you ERIEBANK!
Early Connections, Inc. would like to thank their partner ERIEBANK for their generous PreKEITC donation of $2,500.
Pictured from left to right are: Michelle Harkins, Associate Executive Director of Early Connections; Bill DeLuca, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at ERIEBANK; Darlene E. Kovacs, Executive Director of Early Connections, and Katie Jones, Assistant Vice President, Regional Retail Administrator at ERIEBANK.
Joe B’s Carpet Connection
Thank you! Joe B’s Carpet Connection, 3645 West 12th Street for your generous donation of area rugs to our childcare centers!
Erie Gives Day 2015
The babies on the bus say, “Hurray, hurray!” We are so grateful to our generous Erie Gives donors Read the rest of this entry »
2014 Annual Report-Celebrating 10 Years of Quality Early Care and Education for Young Children
2014 marked our organization’s 10 year anniversary as Early Connections. Our annual report summarizes the accomplishments of the past year and reflects upon our growth as an organization over the past ten years.