Creative Dance with Hula Hoops

Professional Hoop Dancer Jennifer Dennehy did creative dance, hoop dance and hoop making with City Center school age children during her residency at City Center this spring. The children created their own hoops and hosted performances for their parents and other classrooms.

Kids on the Block

Kids on the Block, a troupe of puppets with and without disabilities, performed for Early Connections preschoolers today. The performances are designed to teach children about differences and similarities in people.

Pinwheels for Prevention

Early Connections children planted bright blue and silver pinwheels in Perry Square last week. The Pinwheels are meant to help draw awareness to April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and to remind us all that each child deserves an equal chance to thrive and grow.

Children at Early Connections City Center enjoyed a visit from U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on March 22nd. Sen. Casey read the book, Bounce by Doreen Cronin, to the children who showed their appreciation by presenting him with a special gift to take back to Washington.

Kelly Neville from the Erie Redevelopment Authority visited City Center recently to read to our preschoolers. They learned about lead and why it is dangerous for kids. Thank you Kelly!


Our Butterflies classroom enjoyed having Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper read the book Betty Bunny Didn’t Do It to us. We hope she will visit us again soon!

City Center preschool children always enjoy
having Mayor Schember read to them. The Adventures of Gary & Harry: Two Turtles captured everyone’s attention!