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Bond Issue Updates: Eureka Early Childhood Center

Dr. Suzanne Foshage and Jennifer Bingham hold up a Rockwood Early Childhood banner in their new Eureka office.


The hallways of the Eureka Early Childhood Center were abuzz with teachers last week, unloading boxes, resituating furniture and getting their classrooms ready for the start of the new school year.

With Eureka Elementary School making the move three miles down the road, the staff of the Eureka Early Childhood Center has been busy moving into its new home at the facility that used to house the elementary school.

Dr. Suzanne Foshage, entering her first year as Rockwood School District director early childhood, has helped oversee the move as she settles into her new role.

"It's like a once-in-a-career opportunity to open a new building or a new center," Foshage said. "It's exciting, especially in my first year in a brand-new position, to be opening a new center for the district."​

While most of the work getting the new Eureka Early Childhood Center ready happened on the interior of the building this summer, Director Facilities Chris Freund said bond issue funds also helped renovate the parking lot in the front of the facility and build a new transportation lot in the back.

Another big change on the inside is the former library being transformed into a Parents as Teachers​ hub for the entire district, one that did not exist before this year.

"The administrative team and the secretaries have been super supportive. They've known exactly what's been going on," Foshage said. "So with the process of settling into the new role, there’s a lot to learn and it’s very exciting. Everybody in Rockwood has just been amazing and very helpful. It’s been very smooth.”​

The newly renovated front parking lot of the Eureka Early Childhood Center.Teacher Lisa Feeney unpacks her room decorations at the Eureka Early Childhood Center.Toys and learning activities await students in the Parents as Techers hub at the Eureka Early Childhood Center.