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Articles About Community Children's Center

  • Children’s Center hires new director— Lowry initiates swift changes

    Last month the Community Children’s Center hired Rebecca Lowry of Beavercreek as the new executive director. She has 37 years experience teaching and leading in public schools and will pursue a master’s in business while serving the Yellow Springs community. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Last month, nearly a year after the Community Children’s Center lost its director, the local preschool and daycare hired Rebecca Lowry as its new executive director.

  • A new energy at Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center

    Students at the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center, from left, Brooklyn Markgraf, Neveah Plambeck, Dylan Cole and Lilly Brown, planted shamrocks in the school yard on Monday in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day this week. The center is working hard to recover from several years of financial hardship and has recently welcomed two new interim directors and five new board members, all with extensive nonprofit management experience. (Submitted photo by Andrea Seigel-Hall)

    The process of bringing the the Children’s Center from the brink of insolvency has not been without its challenges. But the affordable, all-day early childhood education that the school has long offered is too vital to the community to abandon.

  • Children’s Center forges a new plan

    These Community Children’s Center supporters are planning a revitalization of the village’s only full-time early childhood education resource. Pictured at the center this week are, from left, administrator Samantha Seimer with Nevaeh Plambeck, board member Sarah Siff with her son, Harvey, Braden Derrickson, Ella Fodal, teacher Andrea Seigal-Hall, Evan Botkin and teacher Naomi Hyatt. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The Yellow Springs Children’s Center has been under severe duress this past year, with unprecedentedly low enrollment, 18 consecutive months of deficit spending, and the prospect of depleting its cash reserves sometime in 2015.

  • Children’s Center head let go

    Marlin Newell’s last day as director of the Children’s Center is Aug. 31. (News archive photo by Megan Bachman)

    A teacher at the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center said this week that YSCC Director Marlin Newell was fired by the board of trustees on Monday, Aug. 18. Newell had been on vacation, teacher EJ Waskiewicz said, when two board members asked her to sign a termination letter. Newell asked that Waskiewicz act as a witness to the event.

  • Marlin Newell of the Children’s Center— 25 years of hugs from our children

    Marlin Newell, executive director of the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center, celebrated her 25th year as a teacher and administrator at the local daycare and preschool this week. Students pictured with Newell at the center’s playground are, from left, Christopher Goebel, Britton Stroble, Vivian Grushon and Kennedy Stroble. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Marlin Newell has been at the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center for long enough that the toddlers she potty-trained and taught to walk are now returning to enroll their own children.

  • BLOG – Mud Day

    Enjoying Mud Day to it's fullest!

    Today’s blog showcases the Mud Day at the Children Community Center on Friday.

  • A day for kids and wellness

    Organizing a kids’ wellness day at the Community Children’s Center are chiropractor Erika Grushon and massage therapist Keri Speck, here holding a triangle pose. Clockwise from front left are Grushon, Speck, the center’s Director Marlin Newell and the center’s yoga instructor, Chelsie Waskiewicz; in front are Izanna Speck and Isaac Grushon. At the event, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., kids and their parents will learn massage, yoga, aromatherapy, herbal remedies, good nutrition and other holistic health measures. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Many parents may not know that holistic approaches — yoga, massage, aromatherapy, good nutrition, herbs — may help to prevent illness and injury in their children and lead to a long, healthy life.

  • Kids wellness day at Children’s Center

    Organizing a kids wellness day at the Community Children's Center are chiropractor Erika Gushon, left, and massage therapist Keri Speck, here holding a triangle pose with their kids Isaac Gushon and Izanna Speck. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Local health practitioners Erika Grushon and Keri Speck have organized a kid’s wellness day on holistic health alternatives for children.