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Enriching the lives of children by working with the adults who affect their lives - parents, caregivers and educators.

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Mary Schweitzer Office Manager mschweitzer@earlychildhoodconnections.com Mary is responsible for childcare referral parent inquiries and provides car seats for parents through the state car seat program. Mary is the primary contact person for the ECC office, and assists providers with registering for training opportunities.Contact Mary for: - General Inquiries - South Dakota Car Seat Program - Class Registrations & Transcripts Jessi Beedle Infant/Toddler Specialist jbeedle@earlychildhoodconnections.com Jessi specializes in teaching about the care of young children. Jessi was a care provider for many years as well as an educator, and brings a variety of knowledge to her position. Jessi also manages the Responsive Parenting classes. Contact Jessi for: - Screenings and Assessments of Young Children - Responsive Parenting Class Information - Individual & Classroom Observations Carole Foster Social Emotional Specialist cfoster@earlychildhoodconnections.com Carole specializes in mental health wellness, which focuses on the social and emotional well- being for young children, their caregivers, and the various contexts within which care giving takes place. Contact Carole for: - Social Emotional TA, Coaching & Resources - Difficult Behavioral Issues with Children - Individual & Classroom Observations Janessa Bixel Professional Development Specialist jbixel@earlychildhoodconnections.com Janessa works with preschool and school-age providers. Janessa is the Region 1 CDA coordinator. She serves as a CDA Professional Development Coordinator for The Council of Professional Recognition, is a Certified Pre-K CLASS Observer, and is an instructor for fitCare.Contact Janessa for: - PreK or OST TA, Coaching & Resources - Environmental Observation of PreK/OST Classrooms - fitCare - CDA Information and Registration
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Andrea Neff Education Support Specialist  aneff@earlychildhoodconnections.com Andrea helps meet the needs of the Starting Strong Rapid City program. She is responsible for coordinating with Starting Strong Preschool Program Directors and teachers to ensure that assessments, screenings, curriculums, and quality all meet the high standards of Starting Strong. Andrea is a certified Pre-K CLASS Observer.Contact Andrea for: - Starting Strong Rapid City Information - Screenings and Assessments - CLASS Observations Sunni Toczek Family Support Specialist  stoczek@earlychildhoodconnections.com Sunni works with the families of children in childcare in our region. She acts as a go-to resource and liaison to other resources in the area for parents with young children. She works closely with Starting Strong to give families the best experience possible. Sunni is a certified Pre-K CLASS and TPOT Observer.Contact Sunni for: - Parent & Family TA, Coaching & Resources - Starting Strong Information/Registration - Community & Regional Resources - CLASS & TPOT Observations Joe Doyle Information/Technology Director jdoyle@earlychildhoodconnections.com Joe maintains the Early Childhood Connections computers and software, company electronic devices, company vehicles, training database, social media platforms and website. Joe designs the brochures, flyers and course catalogs for both Early Childhood Connections and Starting Strong Rapid City. Joe also assists with live broadcast trainings and other video productions. Autumn Gregory Executive Director  agregory@earlychildhoodconnections.com Autumn oversees the operations of Early Childhood Connections and Starting Strong, and is the Region 1 coordinator for the SD Early Childhood Enrichment System. Her responsibilities include grant administration, fiscal overview and staff management.Contact Autumn for: - Billing/Payment Information - Starting Strong - SD QRIS System
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© Early Childhood Connections 2020

About

Meet the ECC Staff:

Mary Schweitzer Office Manager mschweitzer@earlychildhoodconnections.com Mary is responsible for childcare referral parent inquiries and provides car seats for parents through the state car seat program. Mary is the primary contact person for the ECC office, and assists providers with registering for training opportunities.Contact Mary for: - General Inquiries - South Dakota Car Seat Program - Class Registrations & Transcripts Jessi Beedle Infant/Toddler Specialist jbeedle@earlychildhoodconnections.com Jessi specializes in teaching about the care of young children. Jessi was a care provider for many years as well as an educator, and brings a variety of knowledge to her position. Jessi also manages the Responsive Parenting classes. Contact Jessi for: - Screenings and Assessments of Young Children - Responsive Parenting Class Information - Individual & Classroom Observations Carole Foster Social Emotional Specialist cfoster@earlychildhoodconnections.com Carole specializes in mental health wellness, which focuses on the social and emotional well-being for young children, their caregivers, and the various contexts within which care giving takes place. Contact Carole for: - Social Emotional TA, Coaching & Resources - Difficult Behavioral Issues with Children - Individual & Classroom Observations Janessa Bixel Professional Development Specialist jbixel@earlychildhoodconnections.com Janessa works with preschool and school-age providers. Janessa is the Region 1 CDA coordinator. She serves as a CDA Professional Development Coordinator for The Council of Professional Recognition, is a Certified Pre-K CLASS Observer, and is an instructor for fitCare.Contact Janessa for: - PreK or OST TA, Coaching & Resources - Environmental Observation of PreK/OST Classrooms - fitCare - CDA Information and Registration
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Enriching the lives of children by working with the adults who affect their lives - parents, caregivers and educators.
Andrea Neff Education Support Specialist  aneff@earlychildhoodconnection s.com Andrea helps meet the needs of the Starting Strong Rapid City program. She is responsible for coordinating with Starting Strong Preschool Program Directors and teachers to ensure that assessments, screenings, curriculums, and quality all meet the high standards of Starting Strong. Andrea is a certified Pre-K CLASS Observer.Contact Andrea for: - Starting Strong Rapid City Information - Screenings and Assessments - CLASS Observations Sunni Toczek Family Support Specialist  stoczek@earlychildhoodconnecti ons.com Sunni works with the families of children in childcare in our region. She acts as a go-to resource and liaison to other resources in the area for parents with young children. She works closely with Starting Strong to give families the best experience possible. Sunni is a certified Pre-K CLASS and TPOT Observer.Contact Sunni for: - Parent & Family TA, Coaching & Resources - Starting Strong Information/Registration - Community & Regional Resources - CLASS & TPOT Observations Joe Doyle Information/Technology Director jdoyle@earlychildhoodconnectio ns.com Joe maintains the Early Childhood Connections computers and software, company electronic devices, company vehicles, training database, social media platforms and website. Joe designs the brochures, flyers and course catalogs for both Early Childhood Connections and Starting Strong Rapid City. Joe also assists with live broadcast trainings and other video productions. Autumn Gregory Executive Director  agregory@earlychildhoodconnect ions.com Autumn oversees the operations of Early Childhood Connections and Starting Strong, and is the Region 1 coordinator for the SD Early Childhood Enrichment System. Her responsibilities include grant administration, fiscal overview and staff management.Contact Autumn for: - Billing/Payment Information - Starting Strong - SD QRIS System