'A Force of Nature': Eleanor Whitmore, Passionate Advocate for Early Childhood Education, Dies at 98 - 27 East

‘A Force of Nature’: Eleanor Whitmore, Passionate Advocate for Early Childhood Education, Dies at 98

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Eleanor Whitmore joined the board of the East Hampton Day Care, which later became the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, in 1990 and was a passionate supporter of the center for decades.

Eleanor Whitmore joined the board of the East Hampton Day Care, which later became the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, in 1990 and was a passionate supporter of the center for decades.

Eleanor Whitmore and her husband, Charles

Eleanor Whitmore and her husband, Charles "Doc" Whitmore, at the Amagansett Beach Association.

Eleanor Whitmore was a passionate supporter of the childhood center that bore her name, spearheading fundraising efforts and making sure the center was not only a place where parents could find affordable childcare but also an educationally enriching environment.

Eleanor Whitmore was a passionate supporter of the childhood center that bore her name, spearheading fundraising efforts and making sure the center was not only a place where parents could find affordable childcare but also an educationally enriching environment.

authorCailin Riley on Nov 15, 2023
In 2019, at the age of 96, Eleanor Whitmore paid a visit to the child care center on Gingerbread Lane Extension in East Hampton that bears her name. Wearing a... more

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