The Ecumenical Women’s Breakfast group met on Monday, June 9 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Louisiana with 37 in attendance from 10 area churches. Father Lou Dorn offered a prayer before the meal, which was prepared by the ladies of Bethel AME of Louisiana and the First Christian Church. President Judy Allely introduced Rebecca Glenn of Bowling Green, who is the Director of the Learning Center, a preschool that successfully deals with children with developmental delays as well as those children who do not, but whose parents want an excellent educational program for them. There are currently 95 children enrolled with a long waiting list for those wanting to attend.
The 35 staff members include such specialists as a physical therapist, occupational therapist, those who deal with vision and hearing issues, and those who deal with developmental therapy. Glenn’s topics were mostly about sensory processing disorders but the wealth of questions from the audience led to discussions of many different aspects of child development.
The Center, which currently works schools in Bowling Green, Elsberry, Van-Far and BONCL, is supported through taxpayer dollars as well as donation, grants and tuition.
A brief business meeting followed the program. The group decided to donate funds to both The Learning Center and to the Ecumenical Vacation Bible School program coming up in July.
The next meeting of the Ecumenical Women’s Breakfast group will take place on Monday, September 8 at 8:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Louisiana with the ladies of Clarksville’s Mary Queen of Peace as co-hostesses.