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Where Do You Eat Dinner?
When is the last time your family sat down to the table to share a meal?  If you are like my family, we have gotten in the habit of eating in front of the television, which I said I was never going to do as a mother.  This is not how I was ...
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Candle Fundraiser Supports Families

Yankee Candle FundraiserIf you’re looking for a gift idea or simply want to support families in your community, check this out. ECA’s Parents as Teachers (PAT) and Book Buddies programs are holding a spring fundraiser - selling Yankee Candles. ECA receives a 40% profit from each purchase!

Your support is so important in helping ECA reach families and children who benefit from our family programs. PAT educators provide individualized support for families of young children during home or small group sessions that include information on development, health, and safety. Book Buddies is an early literacy program that helps parents develop an understanding of ways to expand learning and literacy at home, important factors in school success. In both programs parents and children attend learning sessions together.

Ordering is easy. Visit and enter ECA’s code: 990064192, or get a brochure at ECA or from a PAT staff member.


Sale ends June 30, 2014, so purchase soon. For questions, contact Tricia Willard, Family Support Manager.

Years of Service Recognized

Gladys Cato - 30 yearsGladys Cato
Celebrating 30 years
Five staff members of Early Childhood Alliance were honored recently for their service to children, families and the community. Their milestone anniversaries were recognized before an audience of nearly 100 co-workers during ECA’s annual staff retreat.

  • Gladys Cato, Teacher, Downtown Children’s Center - 30 years
  • Tricia Willard, Family Support Manager - 15 years 
  • Shannon Gage, Program Director - 10 years 
  • Diane Findlay, Food Monitor, Child and Adult Care Food Program - 5 years 
  • Stephanie Ingram, Teacher, Downtown Children’s Center - 5 years
Early Childhood Alliance
3320 Fairfield Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Phone: 260.745.2501
Toll Free:  800.423.1498
Fax: 260.744.3473
Office: Mon-Thurs 7:30AM-5:30PM
  Fri 7:30AM-11:30AM
Center: Mon-Fri 6:00AM-6:00PM
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