Coalition Members


Hillcrest Christian Preschool
Jeanine Pickard, Director
3 year old Preschool and PreK educational programs

Catholic Charities WIC Program
Grace McKenzie, Outreach Supervisor
716-218-1484 ext 2207
WIC is a supplemental food program for pregnant and postpartum women and children under the age of five that offers nutrition counseling, nutrition education, referrals to community resources, and food vouchers.

Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC)
Melanie Witkowski
CASAC’s mission is to build a safer, healthier community by effectively addressing alcohol, other drugs and related high risk behaviors through Advocacy, Hope and Awareness.

Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center (BHSC)- Fredonia/Angola       
Jennifer C. Rhodes, LMSW CSSW   Early Childhood Program Social Worker
(716) 672-2731 x2109
We are a community and center-based provider of Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education services.
Facebook – Buffalo Hearing & Speech  Center

Campus & Community Children’s Center      
Beth Mulkin, Executive Director
The Campus & Community Children’s Center provides high-quality child care supporting optimal learning and development for infant, toddler, preschool, and school age children of student and working families.

The Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network, Inc.
Christine Scott, Executive Director
716 626-6363
Our mission it to assist the community in meeting the needs of people facing perinatal death:  the death of a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or early infant death.

Chautauqua County Maternal and Infant Health Programs    
Cathy Burgess RN
Provide  education, case management and home visits to high risk pregnant women and parenting mothers.

Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services Early Intervention Program/Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) of Chautauqua County  
Denise Nichols
Early Intervention- Program to service children ages 0-2 with developmental concerns.

The Resource Center  
Tess Kerzner LMSW MS Ed.
We provide assistance with eligibility and services for children and persons with suspected disabilities.

Early Childhood Direction Center (part of Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo)  
Stacie Dziwulski
716- 408-2589 or 1-800- 462-7653
Connecting professionals and families of young children with special needs to service and resources in Western New York                      

WNY 2-1-1     
Kelly Dodd
Director of Contact Center Services
1170 Main Street
Buffalo NY 14209
phone: 2-1-1
direct: (716) 842-2608

Teenage Education and Motherhood Program (TEAM)  
Lindsey Isaac Lopus
The Teenage Education and Motherhood Program is an alternative school program for pregnant and parenting teens. It is jointly sponsored by The YWCA of Jamestown and Jamestown Public Schools.

The Sudden Infant and Child Death Resource Center
Jan Walkden, Regional Coordinator
The Sudden Infant and Child Death Resource Center is a statewide program helping families and communities affected by the sudden and unexpected death of and infant or child through support, education, information and prevention.
60 Dingens St, Buffalo 14206
716 822 0919
Available for 17 counties: Chautauqua, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Chemung, Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates

Jamestown Community Learning Council
Services include Parents As Teachers early childhood/home visitation programs and school age childcare

Parent Network of WNY
Kristi Moscato
Outreach Manager
Parent Network of WNY is a not-for-profit agency that provides education and resources for families of individuals with special needs (birth through adulthood) and for professionals.Website
Follow Parent Network: @PNWNY  | Like Parent Network on Facebook

WNY Infant Toddler Resource Network
Kristin Macha
WNY Infant Toddler Resource Networks works with the local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to support infant and toddler caregivers and the community through training and technical assistance.

Mira Tetkowski Berkley, Quality Improvement Specialist
QUALITYstarsNY is a voluntary system for all types of regulated early childhood programs that serve children from birth through age 5. Using research-based, culturally responsive program standards developed by New York’s leading early education experts, QUALITYstars NY evaluates program quality based on the following categories:
Learning Environment, Family Engagement, Staff Qualifications & Experience and Management & Leadership.
Each program receives a rating, from 1 to 5 stars, and the resources and supports needed to improve its star rating
and quality over time.

Chautauqua Lake Child Care Center
Beth Starks
Chautauqua Lake Child Care Center provides high quality care and education for children 6 weeks to 12 years or

Jamestown Community College – Teacher Education Program
Jamestown Community College offers 3 different degree options for Early Childhood Education.

Chautauqua County Association for the Education of Young Children
Chautauqua County Association for the Education of Young Children supports the development of professionals to promote high-quality care and education for the well being of all young children and their families.

Chautauqua Opportunities Inc Child Care Council       
Susan Marker
Phone Number cell 716-664-0361
Office 716-661-9430 ext 2227
Fighting Poverty Through an Asset Based Service Approach
Web Link and or Facebook Link

Aspire of WNY 
Kelly Anderson, Intake Coordinator
(716) 456-3100
Aspire of WNY supports children and adults with developmental and similar disabilities, helping them to live their lives to the fullest by providing individualized assistance based on personal choices.

Chautauqua County Early Intervention  & Preschool Program Supervisor
Denise Nichols, RNS II
7 North Erie Street
Mayville NY 14757
Phone: 716-753-4893
Fax: 716-753-4794

Chautauqua Opportunities    
Provides daycare and Head Start services for children ages 6 weeks-5 years old at no cost, as well as other services for youth and families        

Children’s Educational Services, Inc & Little Seeds Preschool    
Patricia A. Babcock M.S. CCC-SLP/L  Therapy Services Manager
(716) 338-0668
Providing quality therapeutic services to our community; encompassing PT, OT, Speech, and Special Education services.

Baby and Me Tobacco Free

YWCA of Jamestown Early Care and Education Child Care Center   
Tina Jones Director
YWCA Early Care and Education Center provides childcare and educationally focused programs for children six weeks to five years old.

Patrick Cunningham  
Jamestown Public Schools UPK Teacher


For more information, please contact:
Patrick Smeraldo
Independent Service Coordinator
Chautauqua Connections, Inc | Children’s Coalition
Email Patrick!