A pop-up test kitchen has opened in the Pine Tree classroom at Erie Neighborhood House. Victoria Parra, an intern with the agency’s Super H initiative, has taken on the role of head chef. She is seated at a table with prepped ingredients before her and an eager group of 2- and 3-year-old sous chefs gathered…

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Daisy Room Kids

Inside the Daisy classroom at Erie Neighborhood House, children sit on carpet squares arranged in a circle. Their teacher, Cristina Delgado, sings a familiar nursery rhyme: Three little ducks went out one day over the hills and far away. Mama duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack!” But only two little ducks came back. The kids…

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The Early Childhood Education program at Erie Neighborhood House received the Gold Circle of Quality designation—the highest level possible—from ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s new quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development providers. “Every early learning and development provider who participates in ExceleRate Illinois makes quality a priority,” said Governor’s Office of Early…

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A $150,000 grant from the IMC Charitable Foundation will help strengthen the Early Childhood Education program at Erie Neighborhood House. IMC, an international technology-driven trading firm, provides grants to organizations in underserved communities to help children achieve their fullest potential through its Charitable Foundation Education Program. The grant will be disbursed over the course of…

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