ECA News

Teachers Join Early Childhood Alliance

New teachers at ECA’s Beacon Street Learning Center are: Odesa Aytch – toddler teacher; Erin Harting – preschool teacher; Tawny Klesz – infant teacher; and Shari Raney- infant teacher. ECA’s Downtown Learning Center also welcomes a new teacher, Moinea Lopez – infant teacher.

Area businesses Play It Forward

Locally built, life-sized playhouses served as the feature auction items to help Early Childhood Alliance raise a record-breaking $119,000 at its recent fundraiser. More than 200 guests Played It Forward To Spark a Future, with lively bidding for the playhouses, along with several vacation getaways, sport packages, custom jewelry and more.Locally built, life-sized playhouses served as the feature auction items to help Early Childhood Alliance raise a record-breaking $119,000 at its recent fundraiser. More than 200 guests Played It Forward To Spark a Future, with lively bidding for the playhouses, along with several vacation getaways, sport packages, custom jewelry and more.

 

The playhouses were revealed at a TinCaps game a few days prior to the fundraiser and remained on display through the special event held at Parkview Field.

Proceeds from the annual event will support projects at the two ECA Learning Centers in Fort Wayne, family engagement in northern Indiana, agency operations, and projects to support ECA’s strategic plan. ECA provides programs and services for 10 northern Indiana counties.

Sponsoring, designing and building the playhouses were:

#STARship
Corporate Sponsor: STAR Financial
Construction Sponsor: Hagerman Inc.
Design Sponsor: MKM architecture + design

Parkview Flight of Fancy
Corporate Sponsor: Parkview Health
Construction Sponsor: Weigand Construction
Design Sponsor: Design Collaborative (more)

Antebellum Jam(es)boree
Corporate Sponsor: Rick & Vicki James
Construction Sponsor: Michael Kinder & Sons
Design Sponsor: Elevatus Architecture