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By Alene Istanboulian / January 22, 2018

Meet Our CEO — Lowell Ens

As the new CEO at the EPU Children's Center, I have been navigating my way through the myriad of programs...

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By Alene Istanboulian / January 4, 2018

Ellen Knapp, Executive Director, Retires January 2018

Ellen Knapp Ellen Knapp, EPU’s Executive Director, will retire in January 2018 after joining EPU in 2015. During her time...

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By Alene Istanboulian / December 20, 2017

#EPURoots: Cholita’s Garden

Cholita's Garden is a beloved space at the EPU Children's Center, serving as the main waiting room for our children...

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By Alene Istanboulian / December 20, 2017

Holiday Open House 2017-Recap

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By Alene Istanboulian / July 10, 2017

The Power of PT, Hard Work & The Disney Store: A Guest Blog

The power of physical therapy is astounding! For the past 11 years, I have worked with children on their strength...

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By Alene Istanboulian / July 10, 2017

Meet The Board: William Chaltraw, Vice President of the Board #EPUBoard

I am William E. Chaltraw, Jr., and I joined EPU’s Board of Directors in 2016  and currently serve as the...

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By Alene Istanboulian / July 3, 2017

You’ve Seen Our Fantastic Facility, Now Meet The Man Behind It All – Amazing Aaron! #EPU40

  Tell us about your EPU story—how did you get here? I spent the last 11 years in property management...

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By Alene Istanboulian / June 20, 2017

Elsabe Enriches EPU! #EPU40

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard?" - Winnie The Pooh Elsabe Kruger, one...

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By Alene Istanboulian / June 12, 2017

Linda’s Legacy: #EPU40

For the past 21 years, the EPU Children's Center has been blessed with Linda Sanchez's infectious positivity, kindness and love. Countless EPU children, families...

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By Alene Istanboulian / May 9, 2017

Totally Tricia! #EPU40

Tell me about your EPU story—how did you get here? I first discovered that I had a passion for children...

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By Alene Istanboulian / May 1, 2017

Keeping Up With Kim! #EPU40

  Tell me about your EPU story—how did you get here? In spring of 2016, I began interning at EPU...

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By Alene Istanboulian / April 27, 2017

Nicole is Number One!

Tell me about your EPU story—how did you get here? In 2003 my daughter Hannah was born with Down syndrome. ...

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By Alene Istanboulian / April 18, 2017

Marvelous Megan! #EPU40

Tell us about your EPU story—how did you get here? My cousin Molly received early intervention services here when she was...

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By Alene Istanboulian / April 18, 2017

Vibrant Vanessa! #EPU40

  Tell me about your EPU story—how did you get here? My previous employment was at the Marjaree Mason Center,...

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By Alene Istanboulian / April 11, 2017

Kudos for Kris! #EPU40

Tell us about your EPU story—how did you get here? I came to EPU in 2006 from Valley Children’s Hospital....

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By Alene Istanboulian / April 6, 2017

Claudette’s Compassion: #EPU40

Tell me about your EPU story—how did you get here? About 17 years ago when I was working for Child...

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By Alene Istanboulian / March 28, 2017

Awesome Amy! #EPU40

Tell us about your EPU story—how did you get here? I knew, in making the decision to go back to...

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By Alene Istanboulian / March 21, 2017

Encouraging Ernesto! #EPU40

This week's installment of the #EPU40 celebrates Ernesto, one of our favorite Early Childhood Specialists. Ernesto and his crew lead...

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By Alene Istanboulian / March 16, 2017

Remarkable Amber! Meet Amber Saldate-Stubbs, LMFT #EPU40

Meet Amber Saldate-Stubbs, LMFT, in our latest #EPU40 feature! Amber has been a tremendous help to the Learning About Parenting...

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By Alene Istanboulian / March 15, 2017

Meet The Board: Lawrence Cardoso, Home of Hope Committee Chair #EPUBoard

I’m Lawrence Cardoso and I joined EPU’s Board of Directors in November of 2015. I am the Regional Manager and...

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By Alene Istanboulian / March 10, 2017

Vicki’s Values: #EPU40

  Tell us about your EPU story—how did you get here? I started in November of 1992. I was the Mom...

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By Alene Istanboulian / February 27, 2017

Sweet Sebastian Succeeds! #EPU40

  Sebastian's Story in Spanish: ¿Qué te trajo a EPU? Fuimos referidos a EPU por el Centro Regional del Valle...

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By Alene Istanboulian / February 27, 2017

Awesome Alexander: #EPU40

"After working with Stacy for the last two years, Xander has grown by leaps and bounds. Not only does she...

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By Alene Istanboulian / February 22, 2017

Ryleigh’s The Real Deal! #EPU40

We love to share a great EPU success story! Meet Ryleigh in this week's edition of the #EPU40 and learn...

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By Alene Istanboulian / February 15, 2017

Thankful for Toni! #EPU40

Tell me about your EPU story—how did you get here? I first heard about EPU when I was doing an...

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By Alene Istanboulian / February 7, 2017

Applauding Anabel #EPU40

  Anabel is one of EPU's most beloved staff members! She started her journey with EPU in our Play and...

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By Alene Istanboulian / February 2, 2017

All About Benjamin: #EPU40

What brought you to EPU? Benjamin has trouble articulating his words. At 2 years old, he was evaluated at CVRC...

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By Alene Istanboulian / January 27, 2017

Bravo Becky! #EPU40

How long have you been affiliated with EPU? I have been with EPU almost 2 years. Tell us about your...

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By Alene Istanboulian / January 18, 2017

Program Spotlight: Infant Family Program – Meet Lynette, Program Manager! #EPU40

The Infant Family Program:  Meet Lynette Ratzlaff, IFP Program Manager Hi, I’m Lynette Ratzlaff and I’m the new Program Manager...

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By Alene Istanboulian / January 18, 2017

Marvelous Mary: #EPU40

This week's installment of the #EPU40 profiles our very own Mary French, one of our favorite Intake Specialists! Mary joined...

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By Alene Istanboulian / January 10, 2017

Celebrating Cindi – Early Childhood Specialist #EPU40

This week's installment of the #EPU40 profiles Teacher Cindi, one of our veteran Early Childhood Specialists. Cindi's dedicated and compassionate...

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By Alene Istanboulian / January 5, 2017

EPU Gives Parents the Keys to Communication! Meet Noah and Naomi: #EPU40

  This week's installment of the #EPU40 profiles Naomi and Noah. Noah graduated from EPU's program, but he and his...

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By Alene Istanboulian / December 26, 2016

Family Faculty Empowers Parents – Stephanie and Remington – #EPU40

This week’s installment of the #EPU40 profiles Stephanie and Remington. Stephanie joined the EPU family in 2013 and has been...

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By Alene Istanboulian / December 22, 2016

Enabling Families to Thrive. Meet: Rebecca and Fox! #EPU40

What brought you to EPU? A referral when my son Fox was diagnosed with Down syndrome. When we got to...

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By Alene Istanboulian / December 22, 2016

Granville Home of Hope 2017

EPU is excited to announce our participation in the 2017 Granville Home of Hope contest! We're back this year, and...

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By Alene Istanboulian / December 16, 2016

Reva Guimont Retires After 19 Years of Dedicated Service

EPU was established forty years ago, and many of its staff are longtime employees, dedicated to serving children and families with...

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By Alene Istanboulian / December 16, 2016

Holiday Open House 2016

EPU’s Holiday Open House observes holiday traditions from a variety of cultures and religions, hosting a ‘Feliz Navidad’-themed room with...

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By Alene Istanboulian / December 13, 2016

Meet: Joyous Janice + Jaime! #EPU40

What brought you to EPU? We were sent here from CVRC when our son, Jaime, was diagnosed with Down syndrome....

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By Alene Istanboulian / November 28, 2016

Families Encouraged: Allyson + Audrey Perez #EPU40

Families Encouraged: Meet Allyson + Audrey Perez #EPU40 What brought you to EPU? We were referred to EPU by Central...

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By Alene Istanboulian / November 21, 2016

Families Forever Strengthened: Teagan and Jane #EPU40

  We're spotlighting Teagan and Jane in this week's installment of the #EPU40! Teagan and Jane are longtime friends of...

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By Alene Istanboulian / November 18, 2016

Celebrating 40 Years of the EPU Children’s Center! #EPU40

The EPU Children’s Center is celebrating 40 years of dedicated service to children and families facing extraordinary medical, developmental and parenting...

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