Archive for December, 2013

Raising Readers in Fayette County

December 17th, 2013
Fayette County, Stories, What's Happening

Parents of the Wharton PA Pre-K Counts and Kindergarten students at Marclay and Wharton Elementary Schools participated in a Raising Readers Parent Club facilitated by the District literacy coaches, Mrs. Bonnie Nesser and Mrs. Linda Ruda and school principal, Ms. Rebecca Maddas.

For six weeks during the Fall of 2013, parents (more…)

Bright STARS in Centre County

December 16th, 2013
Centre County, News, What's Happening

It was a bright day in Bellefonte on December 10, 2013 for the Northwest Institute of Research, Clarion University, Keystone STARS and especially for Growing in Faith Childcare of Bellefonte who earned the first Bright Star Award. (more…)

PA Pre-K Counts Partnership of Fayette

December 13th, 2013
Fayette County, What's Happening

Is your child at least 3 years old, but younger than the entry age for kindergarten? Would you like for your child to get a strong start in school and life? PA Pre-K Counts may be just right for your child!

PA Pre-K Counts is accepting applications for the free, high-quality pre-K program for families that qualify (to be eligible, a family of four can make up to $70,650 annually).

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Call 724-437-2590, ext. 324 for additional information about PA Pre-K Counts in Fayette County or for an application. Find more information about PA Pre-K Counts here.

If not for quality early learning…

December 13th, 2013
Philadelphia County

My name is Kristy and my daughter Paityn has been going to the Spring Valley YMCA Daycare Center since July 2011.

I am so grateful (more…)

National Endowment for the Arts Grant support local literacy initiative

December 11th, 2013
Cambria County, News, What's Happening

Students who do not read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma than proficient readers, a recent national study shows. In order to help connect children with meaningful literacy experiences and boost their interest in reading, The Learning Lamp will host the sixth annual Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown.

A $10,000 Challenge America Fast-Track grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will help fund the free, family-friendly event, (more…)