City Center staff Megan Bruno-Osborne, Carissa Kepple, Kelly Ocasio, and Meghan Snider represented Early Connections at the Millcreek Mall’s recent annual Gingerbread House competition. They did an awesome job decorating EC’s house!


 

City Center preschool children were excited to have Alicia Evers and Conor Dawley from Highmark Caring Place visit them recently. They read “The Good Bye Book” and did a fish craft.  Thank you for donating the book to our classroom so we can read it again and again!


 

We Love Books!

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Early Connections is grateful for the Erie Kiwanis, who secured a grant from Constellation Energy to purchase books through Hooked on Books for Kids.  Pictured left to right presenting one of our City Center preschool classrooms books are Erie Kiwanis President Bill Sapone, and Kiwanis Joe Murphy.

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This week our City Center welcomed Jennifer Weigold-Geertson, Senior Manager of Community Relations at UPMC Health Plan, to observe Curriculum Gold in action and read to one of our preschool classrooms. Curriculum Gold was purchased because of the generosity and partnership of UPMC Health Plan through the Neighborhood Assistance Program. Thanks for reading to our preschoolers about families, Jenny! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

This week our City Center welcomed Jennifer Weigold-Geertson, Senior Manager of Community Relations at UPMC Health Plan, to observe Teaching Strategy’s Creative Curriculum in action and read to one of our preschool classrooms. Creative Curriculum was purchased because of the generosity and partnership of UPMC Health Plan through the Neighborhood Assistance Program. Thanks for reading to our preschoolers about families, Jenny! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

At Early Connections' In-Service, we welcomed Jennifer Weigold-Geertson, Senior Manager of Community Relations at UPMC Health Plan, for partnering with us to purchase curriculum kits for all of our classrooms at our seven locations throughout Erie County.  UPMC Health Plan partnered with us through the Neighborhood Assistance Program. Pictured:  Jennifer Weigold-Geertson (center of photo in green) and the Early Connections staff.

At Early Connections’ In-Service, we welcomed Jennifer Weigold-Geertson, Senior Manager of Community Relations at UPMC Health Plan, for partnering with us to purchase curriculum kits for all of our classrooms at our seven locations throughout Erie County. UPMC Health Plan partnered with us through the Neighborhood Assistance Program.
Pictured: Jennifer Weigold-Geertson (center of photo in green) and the Early Connections staff.

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Preschool children at City Center enjoyed having guest reader Mayor Joe Schember read two of our favorite books this morning,”Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you see?” by Eric Carle and “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs” by Bob Barner. Thank you, Mayor Schember for visiting with us today. We had a great time and are looking forward to you reading to us again!

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Erie BANK supports Preschool Scholarships in Erie County

Our sincere thanks to Erie BANK for their donation to Erie’s Future Fund Preschool Scholarship Program. The Erie’s Future Fund preschool scholarship program, administered by Early Connections, provides Pre-K scholarships for income eligible families in more than 40 preschool programs throughout Erie County.

EFF Check presentation from Erie Bank 7-14-17

Pictured left to right: Bill DeLuca, Senior Vice President at Erie Bank, Darlene Kovacs, Executive Director of Early Connections, and Katie Jones, Assistant Vice President at Erie Bank