Danbury early education center to celebrate opening

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DANBURY — The Connecticut Institute for Communities will celebrate the opening of its fourth Early Childhood Education Center on Monday.

The center serves the children in the organization’s Head Start and School Readiness programs. Children 5 and under participate in these programs, which are intended to prepare low-income children for school and support their families.

The open house is at 3 p.m. Monday at the center at 29 Park Ave. James H. Maloney, CEO and president of CIFC, Nicole Taxiltaridis, director of early learning programs, staff, parents and local officials are expected to attend. Refreshments will be served.

The new center has seven preschool classrooms and various amenities, according to the organization. That center will serve 140 students.

The non-profit also has early childhood classrooms in the Head Start Center on Foster Street, the WIC Center on Main Street and the Laurel Gardens Public Housing Community Center. CIFC serves more than 450 students in its programs.