Vinyl Palooza

 We hope you will consider joining us in 2016 for our unique annual fundraiser, Vinyl Palooza 3.0! vinyl-palozza-3-0-poster-final

September 22nd beginning at 5:00pm at McCoy’s Barrelhouse & Grill

Proceeds from Vinyl Palooza help Early Connections continue to provide a safe, nurturing learning environment for the more than 300 children and their families served at our six high quality early care and education centers in Erie County.

A majority of the families served by Early Connections live in some degree of poverty and face multiple challenges within their lives. Our direct service programs provide high quality early care and education, child care and support for children from birth to age twelve and their families at four inner city sites in the City of Erie, and two rural sites located in Union City and North East. Children with special needs attend preschool in inclusive classrooms at two of our locations. All children at Early Connections are being given the opportunity to develop intellectual, social, and emotional skills that will help them succeed in school and life. Early Connections provides a STEAM-filled curriculum that enriches the lives of young learners through science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Research shows that children who attend quality Early Care and Education programs demonstrate improved school performance, have more consistent employment, lower dropout rates, and lower future arrest rates.

For information on becoming an event sponsor, making a monetary donation, or contributing an item to be included with the live or silent auction items at this year’s event, please contact Jayne at jdeutsch@earlyconnectionserie.org or 874-0144 ext. 10