Vol. 3.0 | January 2019
What's Happening
There are so many wonderful stories to share. Enjoy!
Meet Carmen Matos

West Garfield Park (Lake & Pulaski Road) Learning Center
Carmen 1 Mary Crane Center
Carmen in our Home Base
Program at 8 months old .
Carmen 2 Mary Crane Center
Carmen in our Inchworm
Classroom at 2 years old
Meet Carmen Matos, a beautiful, smart girl in our Lake and Pulaski (West Garfield Park) Inchworm Classroom. Carmen’s mother, Arlena, a current Mary Crane teacher, came to Mary Crane Center as a pregnant mom enrolled in our prenatal Home Base Program. The Home Base visitor was able to share activities, assist with developmental milestones, and provide necessary supports for Arlena who was experiencing all of the joys being a mom.

When Carmen arrived in the world, healthy, smiling and strong, Arlena continued to work in partnership with her Home Base Visitor, who supported Arlena to be a nurturing caregiver for her infant. Carmen is now a thriving two-year-old, and is enrolled in the Mary Crane Lake and Pulaski (West Garfield Park) Center. She has lots of friends and a whole Mary Crane Family surrounding her every day. She is very happy! 
Play Dough Engagement Activity Mary Crane Center
Upcoming Events
Jan. 31 Parent-Child Engagement Activity , Rogers Park Learning Center at 9 am, hosted by Mary Crane 0-3 Education Coordinator, Barbara Grandberry.

Feb. 21 - Hiring Fair - Rogers Park Learning Center, 1545 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, from 3-6 pm.

April 8-12 The Week of the Young Child. Check for more details in the coming weeks regarding activities planned at our learning centers.

Early Head Start
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At Mary Crane Center, we focus on the knowledge children bring to the classroom and we expand on that existing knowledge. We utilize The Creative Curriculum® to serve the whole child emphasizing social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

Mary Crane Center (MCC) promotes the comprehensive early development of children through school-readiness programs, personal enrichment activities and family support services. MCC has served over 15,000 children since its inception. Today, MCC serves nearly 600 children per year at its four learning sites and six strategic partnership locations associated with the Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools and other strategic partners. Mary Crane League is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Visit www.marycrane.org
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