ECA News

New teachers welcomed at Early Childhood Alliance

Asha Henderson

ECA’s Beacon Street Learning Center welcomes Kaitlynn Pierce and LaShon Stinson to the toddler classroom teaching staff, along with Asha Henderson as a substitute teacher.

Bridget Williams II recently joined ECA’s Downtown Learning Center as a substitute teacher.

Agency Celebrates 65 Years

Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) is celebrating 65 years of serving the community. Founded in October 1953, ECA began as a neighborhood assistance agency in Fort Wayne and soon child care for working parents. Today, the agency provides family engagement programs, free child care search assistance, early childhood education centers, training and coaching for child care providers, and a food program.

Last year, ECA impacted 32,000 children across 10 northern Indiana counties: Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, St. Joseph, Steuben, and Whitley.

Teachers Join Early Childhood Alliance

Alexandrea Bischoff

New teachers at ECA’s Beacon Street Learning Center are: Alexandrea Bischoff and Breanna Kline, in preschool classrooms; and Chelsea Dempsey in the infant classroom.

ECA’s Downtown Learning Center also welcomed new teachers: Ann Hinen-Boyer in the infant/young pre-k classrooms; and Emma Pena, a substitute.