ECA News

Grads Celebrate

Graduation 2018

Walking down the aisle to traditional graduation music, more than 70 preschoolers were recognized during the celebration on August 1-2. The five- and six-year-olds are enrolled at ECA’s Beacon and Downtown Learning Centers.

Friends and families filled the auditorium, snapping pictures, in honor of their special little ones making the move to kindergarten later this month. Also recognized were the preschool teachers and Center managers for their hard work in preparing the children for success in school.

Both ECA Centers are now enrolling for all age groups. Contact by email by clicking here Leesha Culp or by phone at 260-758-0080.

Graduation 2018

Care Mobile visits Learning Center

Care Mobile

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile pulled into Beacon Learning Center on August 6, ready to meet the needs of community children all day. The new Care Mobile of Ronald McDonald House Charities focuses on children 0-5 yrs. of age throughout the community. There is no charge for Care Mobile visits, and no appointments are needed.

The Care Mobile staff include a nurse practitioner, nurse and medical assistant providing well check-ups, immunizations, child care physicals, vision and hearing screenings, and more, especially for those families without insurance. One of the goals of the Care Mobile is to get families enrolled with a primary care physician, according to Kara Yackee, nurse practitioner.

The Care Mobile has been making site visits for about a month across northeast Indiana. As families become more familiar with it, there will be more sites scheduled.

Care Mobile

Teachers Join Early Childhood Alliance

Kristina Gaff

New teachers at ECA’s Beacon Street Learning Center are: Kristina Gaff, infant classroom; and Kelly Workman, toddler classroom. Allison Mason and Kayla Zelt have joined the Beacon staff as substitute teachers.

ECA’s Downtown Learning Center also welcomed new teachers: Marla Fauchier in the infant classroom; Nicole Dolan, substitute; and Sarah Rivera, summer program.