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Healthy Marriage Groups

September 21, 2010

A healthy marriage helps families stay strong. Are you interested in making your marriage stronger? The Head Start program, which is run by Community Services for Children, is forming marriage workshops now. Topics include communication, parenting, dealing with conflict, making decisions together, and much more. The workshops are available in Spanish and English. The workshops […]

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NAEYC Accreditation

September 21, 2010

Community Services for Children (CSC), which operates Head Start of the Lehigh Valley is one of the first early childhood programs to earn accreditation under new, more rigorous standards from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. “We’re proud to have earned the […]

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New Board Members

September 21, 2010

CSC’s Board of Directors recently welcomed new board members for three-year terms: Nancy A. DeBellis, Helle Jepsen, and Michana Johnson. DeBellis is Director, Education Marketing for Crayola. In her position, she is responsible for the strategic direction and development of the company’s education marketplace efforts that stimulate fun and creativity in varied learning environments. In […]

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Telecom RFP

September 21, 2010

Request for Proposals: Telecommunications Services Deadline for response: 4:30 pm, February 8, 2008 Deliver 3 copies to: Desiree Lake Assistant Director, Administration and Facilities/Grounds Community Services for Children 1520 Hanover Ave Allentown, PA 18109 For information, call 610-437-6000, ext 3421 Background: Community Services for Children, Inc. is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit, which provides early education and […]

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Mental Health Pro

September 21, 2010

At 34 months, Benjamin was throwing 30-minute trantrums every day in his early learning facility. CSC’s Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant was asked to observe Benjamin’s behavior. His teachers reported that they believed the problem began at home. Although he had always thrown tantrums, they were unmanageable since his mother had become pregnant again. The […]

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PreK Opens

September 21, 2010

Using grant money awarded by the state, CSC opened six new classrooms for preschoolers in December 2007: five in Allentown and one in Easton. A total of 120 four year olds are engaging in exciting, quality preschool so they are better prepared for success in kindergarten next year. The state awarded $942,000 to CSC to […]

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Therapeutic Center Grant

September 21, 2010

Two Rivers Health and Wellness Foundation recently awarded CSC a $7550 grant to provide expanded mental health services and professional development for SafeStart for Fragile Families. This program provides unique therapeutic care for infants and toddlers who have been affected by parental drug and/or alcohol abuse. SafeStart is funded through Early Head Start and a […]

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New Mission

September 21, 2010

At CSC’s Annual Meeting on November 12th, CEO/President Jane Ervin announced that the Board has adopted a new mission statement: ‘Preparing children and their families to succeed in learning and in life.’ ‘We haven’t changed our mission,’ said Ervin. ‘This new statement sums up our focus succinctly. It’s easy to remember. Interestingly, when we interviewed […]

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TEMPO

September 21, 2010

CSC’s new PreK Counts preschool program was featured on public television’s show, TEMPO, October 29th. To watch the segment, go to www.wlvt.org, click on TEMPO, click on Show 512. The state awarded CSC with $942,000 to open six new classrooms in Allentown and Easton. They open December 3rd. For additional information, call 610-437-6000, ext 2351.

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$80,000 Raised at Gala

September 21, 2010

A veritable Lehigh Valley Who’s Who attended the September 7th Donley Awards and Children’s Gala at the Candlelight Inn, raising $80,000 in unrestricted funds for Community Services for Children. Receiving the Donley Award for supporting the needs of children were entrepreneur/philanthropist Kostas Kalogeropoulos and Peter Danchak on behalf of PNC Financial Services Group. Emceed by […]

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