Category Archives: Community

Why EC3 Fundraising is So Hard—and This Year’s Auction So Critical

Posted on by Elisabeth Tobia

Fundraising at EC3 has never been easy, for several reasons. First, although we’re a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we haven’t been very good at serving the community-at-large. Our core competency—early learning and child care—is something that must be done on-site; we can’t … Continue reading

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Decision-Making in Early Learning: An Open Letter to Leaders, and to Parents and Staff of Child Care Centers and Homes

Posted on by Elisabeth Tobia

Leadership is hard in the best of times, and it is made more difficult in ambiguous times. Ambiguity begs us to move, to take action, to reach for anything that promises “different,” because the “different” removes us from present discomfort. Decisions … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunities at EC3

Posted on by Elisabeth Tobia

There are many ways to be active within the EC3 community. Since we’re a family cooperative organization, we rely on our families to support us in more ways than just paying tuition. We need help with things around the building … Continue reading

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Community Service: Get Involved as a Family!

Posted on by marney

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EC3 relies on our wonderful parent volunteers for many functions – to aid in the governance of the center by serving on the Board of Directors, by pitching in with routine yard maintenance (saving EC3 the … Continue reading

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Spirit Day at EC3

Posted on by Elisabeth Tobia

To celebrate our anticipation of tomorrow’s big football rivalry, EC3’s staff members dress up in team colors. We decorate our hallways and rooms. We sing fight songs–and play them on the PA system! But of course, we still keep to … Continue reading

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Creating Place. Creating Community. Creating Opportunity.

Posted on by EC3 Staff

Last night at our monthly EC3 Board of Directors meeting, Eric Schertzing (Chairman of the Ingham County Land Bank and Ingham County Treasurer) came to chat about what wonderful things the Ingham County Land Bank does. So, what does the … Continue reading

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