Sixty years ago, ECA was incorporated. Many who support ECA – board members, donors, friends and staff – celebrated with a Founder’s Day Breakfast at Fort Wayne’s historical Embassy Theatre where a proclamation from the Mayor’s office named October 16, 2013, as Early Childhood Alliance Day.
During the celebration, Executive Director Madeleine Baker announced the establishment of the Ian and Mimi Rolland Legacy Scholarship Fund. Funds raised will help provide: tuition assistance for children enrolled in our Children’s Centers; parent development for our children’s parents; and professional training for our children’s teachers. The breakfast program was emceed by Matt Bell, Catalyst Public Affairs Group LLC; sponsors were Dulin, Wald & DeWald, Inc; The Rogers Company; and Indiana Michigan Power.
For information on the Rolland Legacy Scholarship Fund, contact our Development Director.
Keep reading to see the Proclamation Document...
As a child care provider and/or an early childhood professional, you know why early childhood education is important. You know how it impacts children's futures, not to mention families and communities. But it can be difficult to explain the important role you play in early childhood education to those who aren't in the field. A correlation of how children's play translates to school readiness is not
always easy for others to understand. These facts and figures may help you explain and advocate for quality early childhod education in your community, and also explain just how important you are to the children in your care.
Cameron and Shayla sat on the floor, digging through a bin ofshredded material in search oflittle plastic animals. Meanwhile Morgan used tongs to place mini pom-poms into a cupcake tin, and Karen matched wooden blocks to the shapes cut out of the top of the shape sorter.
As parents and teachers we don’t have to entice children to become interested in science. Their interest is as natural as the world they are exploring. Science builds on children’s sense of wonder and curiosity to help them understand how the world works, and because of that, ECA teachers make science a part of daily experiences.
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