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Springfield Area

Regional Contact

Ellen Taetzsch

Regional Coordinator, Springfield Area and Northern Windsor/Orange

Ellen is the Regional Coordinator for Northern Windsor and Orange and Springfield Area. She collaborates with partners and families within these communities to support children under 8 and their families. Ellen has worked in community development both domestically and in Africa. She enjoys seeing the impact communities can have when working together. Ellen enjoys being outdoors with her dogs and testing out new recipes in the kitchen.

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Upcoming Council Meetings

Springfield Area Regional Council Meeting

January 6, 2021 at 9:00 am |contact Ellen Taetzsch for videoconference link

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Springfield Area Regional Council Meeting

December 2 at 9:00 am |contact Ellen Taetzsch for videoconference link

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Springfield Area Regional Council Meeting

November 4 at 9:00 am |contact Ellen Taetzsch for videoconference link

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Springfield Area Regional Council Meeting

October 7 at 9:00 am |contact Ellen Taetzsch for videoconference link

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Springfield Area Regional Council Meeting

September 2 at 1:30 pm |contact Ellen Taetzsch for videoconference link

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Regional Action Plan

The Regional Action Plan acts as a blueprint for how the Council serves local children and families.

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Stories From the Springfield Area

Blog

February 3, 2020

Using Libraries to Help Families Heal

Have you had a pet die?  Have you experienced the death of a loved one?  Does someone you know have alzehimers? Have you been impacted by separation or divorce? How do you talk to children about these situations? Is there a library in town?  Wait, how are these things connected?  I promise they are, give […]

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Blog

September 10, 2019

Sharing Successes at the Help Me Grow National Conference

In May, four members of the Springfield Area Building Bright Futures Council had the opportunity to attend the Help Me Grow National Forum and learn more about Help Me Grow and how others are implementing the initiative.  The team that was able to attend is made up of Rachel Hunter from the Springfield School District, […]

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Blog

July 3, 2019

Springfield Area Recap June 2019

The Springfield Area Regional Council has been focusing on reflecting on what we have accomplished this past year and what we would like to focus on next year.  We did this by looking at data.  The council noted that the poverty levels have increased in the region.  In 2012, 19.6% of children under 6 lived […]

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Regional HAVYC&F Profile

Learn about the conditions of early childhood in the Springfield area, and the priorities of the Regional Council in supporting young children and families.

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