ECA News

ECA Hires Specialist

Shelly Meredith is now the Infant/Toddler Specialist at Early Childhood Alliance (ECA). In her new position, she will work with families of infants and toddlers, responding to questions and assisting with the search for child care. Meredith will also provide technical assistance and on-site training on topics related to infant/toddler care and child development for both early childhood professionals caring for infants and toddlers and organizations that work with families.

Meredith has been with ECA for four years as a classroom teacher at the Learning Center on Beacon Street. She earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Ball State University.

Check out our new wheels

Be on the lookout for ECA’s new van, delivering programs and services across 10 counties of northern Indiana. The van is used to transport both materials for Book Buddies and Learning Kits to early childhood programs, and also for staff/Board member use to make program visits and attend meetings/events. Book Buddies is an on-going, early learning program for families offered at several libraries and other locations. Learning Kits with books, hands-on learning materials, and teacher resources are used to enhance learning environments. They are available to be checked out for FREE to all programs enrolled in Paths to QUALITYTM, Indiana’s quality rating and improvement system. Visit our Family Events Calendar for the Book Buddies schedule.

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