Kids in Preschool

The vision of Greater Connections Childhood Development Center is to provide a center where children can learn and grow both physically and mentally, though play, in a safe and caring environment.

Our Goals & Mission

Our goals are to provide a quality child development center that exceeds the expectations of the community, while still remaining affordable to community members. We seek to provide a quality learning environment and engaging place of employment that will foster secure employment for those that are qualified and desire to excel within their role at GCCC.

Our mission is to work together for the benefit of Union County to develop and/or expand an early childhood development center where children can learn and grow both physically and mentally, through play, in a safe and caring environment.

The Committee

Kristie Nixon ECE/PAT Director, Southwestern Community College

Vicki Sickels Director, Quad Counties 4 Kids Early Childhood Area

Amy Rieck Chief Human Resources Officer, Greater Regional Health

Deron Stender Superintendent, Creston Community School District

Callie Anderson Elementary PK-K Principal, Creston Community School District

Shirley Urich Community Development Specialist, Childcare Resource & Referral Southwest Iowa

Wayne Pantini Executive Director, Union County Development Association

Ellen Gerharz Executive Director, Creston Chamber of Commerce

Randy Huewe President & CEO, First National Bank

Adam Snodgrass President & CEO, Iowa State Savings Bank

Tom Lesan Vice President of Economic Development, Southwestern Community College

Jenny Moon Childcare Consultant Supervisor, Childcare Resource & Referral Southwest Iowa

Mindy Stalker Talent Development Director, Union County Development Association

Julie Lang Head Start Director, MATURA Head Start