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Worcester JCC Welcomes Candace Callahan as New Director of Early Childhood Programs

WORCESTER – Candace Callahan has joined The Worcester JCC staff as the new director of Early Childhood Programs. Callahan’s appointment coincided with former director Sandy Scola’s retirement after 31 years of dedicated service to the Worcester community.

“We are very pleased to welcome Candace Callahan as our new director of Early Childhood Center and our Preschool Summer Camp,” said Emily Rosenbaum, executive director of the Worcester JCC. “Candace’s deep experience in the field will help us continue to offer what we believe is the strongest and most enriching array early childhood education programs in the region.”

Callahan’s experience spans over 20 years, with more than 10 in supervisory capacities. Her previous roles include serving as Directors of the Worcester Child Development Head Start Center and the University of Washington Children’s Center, and as a teaching Director for the Diocese of Seattle. Callahan earned her B.A. in Developmental Psychology and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education. She has also taught World Regions, Social Justice and Developmental Psychology to secondary school students at Notre Dame Academy in Worcester.

“We would like to thank Sandy Scola for her incredible 31 years of service to the Worcester JCC – 11 as director of our Early Childhood Center,” added Rosenbaum. “Sandy helped to build a wonderful place for our community’s children to grow, discover and be loved. While we know Sandy will enjoy her retirement, we will miss her enthusiasm and warm smile, and hope to see her often.”

CAP: Shown here, from left to right are, Sandy Scola, Candace Callahan and Emily Rosenbaum.

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