--- Issued April 16, 2013

More than a dozen preschoolers,  residents of the Erie Housing Authority's John E. Horan Garden Apartments, were all ears recently for storytelling sessions at the Early Connections Childcare Center at the John E. Horan Garden Apartments.

Head Start preschoolers at the Garden Apartments also had their ears on for a learning session.

Lori Metalonis, the Erie County Library's outreach worker fort the childcare center, was Chief Bunny/teacher for the day.  

The Childcare Center is provided for  children (age six weeks to five tears)  of HACE residents who are working or attending school.

Metalonis visits the Childcare Center at least two times a month to provide reading and educational programs. 

She also works with HACE Headstart and the YMCA Kids Club.