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The organizations that are located in the CELC serve young children and their familes.  This diverse group of CELC occupants serves more than 300 children daily in addition to promoting strong relationships with early care and education organizations outside of the CELC.

Co-Locating Partners at the CELC


Appleton Even Start Family Literacy

Family literacy ties generations together in a unique educational opportunity. The single most important factor in parental influence and academic success is the expectation held by parents for the educational attainment of their children.





Appleton Area School District (AASD) Birth to Five Programs

The purpose of the Birth – Five Outreach Program is to identify and connect with parents of children ages 0-5 who reside within the Appleton Area School District. The Birth – Five Outreach Program builds positive relationships with families by offering connections to many school and community resources early on.



Outagamie & Winnebago Counties 
Early Intervention Birth to 3 Program

The Outagamie & Winnebago Counties Early Intervention Program provides services to children under the age of three who have developmental delays or diagnoses that can result in delays. If a delay is suspected, we prefer a referral for a screening, not an evaluation, unless an evaluation is seen as necessary. The program provides free evaluations for children between birth to age three.

Bridges Child Enrichment Center

Bridges Child Enrichment Center is a nationally accredited, non-profit childcare center serving families with children six weeks to six years of age. We are dedicated to providing high quality care for children of diverse needs, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.


University of Wisconsin Oshkosh - Head Start

Head Start education and development services focus on the total child and provide opportunities supporting cognitive, physical, social and emotional growth. Long-term studies on programs with the same high quality characteristics as UW Oshkosh Head Start have shown both the human benefits and financial savings yielded by such services. 

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Services at the CELC


Developmental Screenings

The Appleton Area School District’s Birth–Five Program and the Outagamie & Winnebago Counties Birth-to-Three Program have come together to offer developmental screenings for children between the ages of birth to five.






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