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Escondido Community Development Center holds graduation for 84 preschoolers



ECCDC preschool graduate Abraham Gonzalez is all smiles as he received congratulations from ECCDC founder Lorraine Boyce. Gonzalez was part of the ceremony to graduate 84 preschool students who will be attending kin­dergarten in the fall. Lorraine Boyce started the preschool 42 years ago.

ECCDC preschool graduate Abraham Gonzalez is all smiles as he received congratulations from ECCDC founder Lorraine Boyce. Gonzalez was part of the ceremony to graduate 84 preschool students who will be attending kin­dergarten in the fall. Lorraine Boyce started the preschool 42 years ago.

The Escondido Community Child Devel­opment Center held graduation ceremonies for 84 preschool students last week.

Having completed their Early Childhood Education, the graduates are now ready to enter kindergarten classes this fall. Students from the ECCDC Lorraine H. Boyce Cen­ter and the ECCDC Ruth E. Clothier Center donned their caps and gowns to receive their diplomas in front of their teachers, family and friends.

Established in 1974, by then Mayor of Escondido Lorraine H. Boyce, ECCDC is a licensed Title V non-profit preschool for children ages 4 months to kindergarten. ECCDC is designed to service low-income families who are working, looking for work, or who are enrolled in school and pursuing a higher education.

ECCDC currently serves over 300 chil­dren. Its purpose is to provide a comprehen­sive, coordinated and cost-effective child development program which includes a full range of education, supervision, health, and social services designed to assist children and their families to maximize their full po­tential. Children may be enrolled in a full- day and/or part-day programs.

Early interventions include free annual on-site child developmental screenings and assessments, along with free therapeutic services for vision, hearing, dental health, physical growth & nutrition, speech, first and second language development and early childhood social-emotional competency.

For more information regarding ECCDC contact Kathryn McMahon, program direc­tor at 760-670-2611.


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