Island Art Enriches New Early Childhood Center at Community Services
A new, permanent collection of work by Island artists was unveiled Saturday morning at the early care and education building at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services.
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Early Childhood Programs Scramble to Meet Demand
Nearly half of the Island’s children aged five and younger have no place to go for care and education while their parents are working, according to statistics from the nonprofit MV Youth.
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Grant Boosts Island Child Care Options
A Vineyard Vision fellowship has enabled Martha's Vineyard Community Services to hire a family child care network coordinator.
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MVYouth Grants $150,000 to Child Care Providers
An emergency fund established by MVYouth to support early childcare providers on the Vineyard has awarded $150,000, the organization announced.
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At Early Childhood Programs, Heather Quinn Settles In
Louisa Hufstader
Heather Quinn recently joined the fold at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, after directing the Chilmark Preschool.
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Director of Early Childhood Programs at Community Services to Retire
Alexandra Bullen Coutts
Chilmark preschool director Heather Quinn will become early childhood programs director following the retirement of long time director Debbie Milne.
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First Step Is Big Step on Path of Education
Olivia Hull

As a conversation unfolds across the country about the value of pre-kindergarten learning and whether it should be incorporated into public school education, similar conversations are quietly taking place here. The idea of universal preschool is expected to be up for discussion this year.

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Moving Day: Family Center Settles Into New Home
Remy Tumin
The Martha’s Vineyard Family Center moved into its new home this week at the renovated Stephen Carey Luce House in Vineyard Haven. The building was formerly part of the Nathan Mayhew Seminars campus.
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