Early Childhood Connections celebrates new location and work being done in the community
The non-profit wanted to share 2020 highlights and observe the work they do in the community like training and education for childcare providers, caregivers and parents.
Early Childhood Connections hosted an open house and ‘grab and go’ breakfast Wednesday morning to celebrate a new building and their work in general.
E.C.C. also administers the Starting Strong Program which is a preschool scholarship program that has a focus on building emotional and social well being of children and school readiness skills.
Research suggests that if a community invests in early education it has a high rate of return and children have an opportunity for a better life.
Starting Strong can help all children get on the same playing field and identify difficulties before heading into Kindergarten.
Autumn Gregory, the Director of Early Childhood Connections, says, “Because what ends up happening is we can identify issues that might not show up until they get to Kindergarten, for example we do vision and hearten screenings. If they don’t hear or they need glasses, those all can affect behavior and learning opportunities.”
The continental type breakfast is in lieu of their typical breakfast fundraiser and will be continued on Thursday and Friday this week from 7:30am-10:30am, to give thanks to their supporters.
Gregory adds, “We really want to get these kiddos ready for school so they are on the same plane as other children that may have had different opportunities.”
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