Coalition Members

Service Providers

Aspire of WNY, Inc.
Tracy Flagella, Intake & Outreach Coordinator
(716) 456-3103
Aspire of WNY’s mission is to support 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. We provide numerous services to meet each individual’s needs. We offer several types of respite services, community and independent living supports, self-directed services, vocational, day habilitation services, residential opportunities and environmental modifications just to name a few. Our Agency Outreach and Central Intake Department is available to assist individuals, their families, Care Coordinators and community partners with navigating all of Aspire’s supports and services! Contact our Intake Department at (716) 838-0047 for more detailed information or visit our website at

Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center (BHSC) – Fredonia/Angola
Jennifer C. Rhodes, LMSW CSSW   Early Childhood Program Social Worker
(716) 672-2731 ex2109
We are a community and center-based provider of Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education services.

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.

Prevention Works
Melanie Witkowski
Prevention Works offers confidential intervention services for youth ages 5-19 years old. Intervention services entail drug and alcohol education referrals if needed. Parenting classes for parents of children Birth – 18 years old.
• Children Living in a Chemically Dependent Home
• Parenting Classes
• Basic Alcohol and Other Drug Information and Referrals
• Family/Friends Substance Use Disorder
• Life Skills Education (Goal Setting, Decision Making, Communication Skills, Social Skills, Refusal Skills and Coping Skills)”

Chautauqua Blind Association
Priscilla Shoup
Free vision screening for all children with a target population of 3-6 year olds.

Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. Child Care Council
Susan Marker
Child Care Council: To help families find child care in Chautauqua County, CACFP Program (Child and Adult Care Food Program) a program that reimburses child care providers who serve nutritious meals to children, Help individuals start registered child care in their homes, provides training for child care providers including the Child Development Associates credential (CDA), provides/conducts researched based assessments for infant, toddler, preschool Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 classrooms with feedback and coaching, 1st Aid and CPR, Head Start and Early Head Start programs

MOPS (Mother’s of Preschoolers)/Mom’s Next
Wendy Roof
MOPS/Moms Next is about meeting the needs of all moms from conception through high school with support, teaching, and a break as childcare is provided.

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.

Mira Tetkowski Berkley, Quality Improvement Specialist
QUALITYstarsNY is New York State’s voluntary 5-Star early childhood Quality Rating and Improvement System that works to improve the quality of early care and education with support services (including coaching and technical assistance); scholarships, professional development and training opportunities; and targeted quality improvement supports, including materials, furnishings and supplies.

The Resource Center  
We provide assistance with eligibility and services for children and persons with suspected disabilities.

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.

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

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.

Home Visiting Programs

Chautauqua County Dept. of Health and Human Services
Cathy Burgess RN
We Have Two Great Home Visiting Programs:
Community Health Worker Program – Helping moms get the care and support they need to grow and raise healthy babies! Through this program we can help you:
• Find a doctor and make an appointment.
• Access health insurance.
• Offer support to you and your family through your baby’s first birthday.
• Set up medical transportation.
• Get referrals to other agencies based on needs to include childbirth classes, mental health services, parenting classes, GED classes, dental care and substance abuse treatment.
• Obtain a reliable birth control method after delivery.
• Screening for pre-natal and post-partum depression.
• Decide the best feeding plan for your baby and access breastfeeding support.
• Quit smoking.
• Provide education to promote a healthy birth outcome for both mom and baby.
• After your child is born, our program will provide you with tools to ensure healthy development and a safe home.

If you are pregnant and would like a Community Health Worker to visit you in your home, please call 753-4708.

Nurse-Family Partnership – This program is for women who are having their first baby. If you enroll, a registered nurse will visit you in your home throughout pregnancy and continue to visit until your baby is two years old. The program is free to all eligible women and will help you:
• Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
• Become a better parent.
• Build a strong network of support for you and your baby.
• Make your home a safe place for your baby to live and play.
• Get referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training and other support services available in your community.
• Find ways to continue your education and develop job skills.
• Set goals for your family’s future and find ways to help you reach them.
To enroll call 753-4708.

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

Chautauqua County Health & Human Services

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.

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.

Child Care Centers

A Children’s Place Daycare Center
Child Care Center
Sara Zampogna
Day Care Services Monday-Friday 7:30 am- 5:30 pm – Ages 6 weeks-5 years.

Campus & Community Children’s Center
Beth Mulkin, Executive Director
The Campus & Community Children’s Center provides early education and school-age programs to children 8 weeks old to 12 years old in a variety of program options. We believe that each child is unique and learns best through play and exploration of a variety of materials and stimulating environments. Care is provided for each child in a nurturing, secure, and respectful way. Curriculum activities provide children with fun, hands-on, engaging learning experiences that follow the interests of the children and promote pro-social skills. Learning experiences include opportunities for daily outdoor play, creative arts expression, math and science exploration, story time, dramatic play, block, and manipulative play. We seek to create rich and diverse experiences for child-directed, inquiry-based, and play-centered learning in both indoor and outdoor environments. Families are encourage to be an active participant in Center and classroom activities

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

Lake Shore Family Center
Child Care Center
Sharon A Rinehart
Full License Child Care 6 weeks through 12 years, UPK, Early PreSchool, Early Head Start, School Age Programs, Intergenerational programs with Senior Day Care

YMCA Heritage House Child Care Center
Child Care Center
Ronda L Migliore
(716) 338-0111
We offer year round care for infants 6 weeks to children 6 years of age. We are open Monday – Friday from 6:30am-5:30pm. Our program is committed to providing quality child care in a child friendly environment with responsible and caring staff.

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.

In Home Child Care


Children’s Educational Services, Inc & Little Seeds Preschool
(716) 338-0668
Providing quality therapeutic services to our community; encompassing PT, OT, Speech, and Special Education services.

Hillcrest Christian Preschool
Jeanine Pickard, Director
Private Christian Preschool for 3 and 4 year olds (5 year olds who choose not to attend kindergarten because they would like 1 more year)

Public Schools UPK

Bemus Point Central School District
Public School UPK
Sonja DuBois
2 – Full Day UPK programs

Brocton Elementary School
Public School UPK
Sandra Kopiczak

Cassadaga Valley Central School
Public School UPK
Chuck Leichner
We offer both full day and half day Universal Pre-Kindergarten.

Chautauqua Lake Central School District
Public School UPK
Megan Lundgren
Offering a wide arrange of services in conjunction with PreK programming.

Clymer Central
Public School UPK
Lynne Bemis
Half day UPK program offered.

Dunkirk City School District
William Smock
716-366-9300 *3379
Public Education

Forestville Central School District
Renee Garrett
Superintendent of Schools
(716) 965-6539

Fredonia CSD
Public School UPK
Amy Piper
(716)679-0002 ext.2780
Fredonia CSD Universal Pre-K program.

Frewsburg Central School District
Public School UPK
Danielle Patti
Two half day UPK classrooms

Jamestown Public Schools
Tina Sandstrom
The JPS Universal Prekindergarten Program (UPK) includes preschool classes for 3-year-old and 4-year-old children. Classes are located at district elementary schools, community-based organizations, and at Head Start. Within our program, dedicated teachers work to ensure a safe learning environment that is developmentally appropriate for our students. Using the Creative Curriculum, learning is based around play, investigation, and 38 objectives to meet the needs of the whole child.

Jamestown Public Schools
Mary Southwick
UPK 3 and UPK 4 for students in Jamestown School District

Jamestown Public Schools
Lynn Pitt
UPK4 program for children who reside in Jamestown, NY the year before they are age eligible for kindergarten.

Silver Creek Central School District
Holly Marcey
Supporting children’s learning and development through
learner-centered environments, well-developed and intentional learning
experiences, and frequent, high quality language interactions.

PROGRAM GOAL 1 – Meeting the Needs of Our Children: Ensure that Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) are utilized through intentionally embedding curriculum into learning centers to help each child grow in all five of the Developmental Domains: Physical Well-Being, Health, and Motor Development, Social and Emotional, Development, Approaches to Learning, Cognition and General Knowledge Language, Communication and Literacy.

PROGRAM GOAL II – Family and Community Engagement, Increase family engagement in the school community.

FAMILY INVOLVEMENT – Parents are an important part of the Silver Creek Universal PreKindergarten Program. Our teachers provide several opportunities for parents to be involved in their child’s learning environment. Parent/Teacher Conferences, Meet and Greet, Parent Workshops. Special Occasions: Multicultural Night, Literacy Night, Math Night, STEAM Night, etc.

PROGRAM GOAL III – Professional Development: Continue professional development for our teachers/staff focused on enhancing curriculum and promoting high quality learning experiences through Developmentally Appropriate Practices.

Westfield Academy and Central School
Public School UPK
And 4410 provider

Pediatrician Offices



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 County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Anna Powell
Lead is a poison and can cause lifelong learning and behavior problems. We assess homes and apartments for lead paint and provide resources to eliminate lead paint hazards. Children who already have high blood lead levels receive assistance from a registered nurse.

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

Teenage Education and Motherhood Program
Service Provider
Michelle Cobbe
(716) 664-5860
TEAM provides education, counseling, and support services for pregnant teens, teen mothers, and their children. TEAM makes it possible for young women to complete their high school education while concentrating on prenatal care and parenting education.


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