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--- Issued Dec. 7, 2007

The Erie Housing Authority has joined with Early Connections, Inc., to open a new childcare center at Harbor Homes at the Marsha Ann Hall Learning Center, 1841 East 18th Street.

Present at a December 6 ribbon cutting for the Authority's new
childcare center were, back row, John Horan; Agnes Priscaro;
children's mothers Muna Al-Harbi, and Shukriah Al-Saadi; Nancy
Kalista, executive director of Early Connections; and Early Connections
Board Member Colleen Dixon. Children shown are, from left,
Ala Marsing, Mohammad Al-Harbi, and Hussien Al-Harbi.

The center is scheduled to open on or about December 17. It will offer Pennsylvania-Licensed Childcare services for up to 30 children ages 6 weeks to 6 years.

Part of the program will include a Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts, Pre-K Program for 17 children ages 3 and 4. The Pre-K program is entirely funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and will offered free of charge to residents.

In addition to the Pre-K program, Early Connections will offer infant, toddler and preschool childcare, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Anyone having questions or wanting to enroll in either the Pre-K program or for childcare should contact Courtney Tirak at 454-9713

For more information, contact John Horan, executive director of the Erie Housing Authority, at 452-2425.