In Allegeheny County, a Library Assistant at the Andrew Bayne Memorial Library shares in a letter to the teacher, her positive experience with a PA Pre-K Counts program.
I am writing regarding your Pre-K program at Northgate School District, and specifically about the teachers, Ms. Goodwin and Ms. Benny.
I work at our local library, Bayne Memorial Library, and I have the pleasure of hosting the children on an almost monthly basis during the school year. I am very impressed by the children in their charge. The class is attentive, well mannered and happy and their teachers are 100 percent engaged with them. I know that these children will be well equipped with skills to succeed in kindergarten and beyond with the wonderful foundation laid down by these two teachers.
Letter reprinted with permission from Diane Roos.
Teaching Tiny Trojans, a home literacy program in Westmoreland County, is helping prepare children for kindergarten by provding early literacy instrucation, tailored to each child’s needs.
Preschool Story Time was held at Grandview Elementary School on Friday, January 24, 2014. Preschool Story Time is for three, four and five year old children who are not planning on attending Kindergarten during the 2014-15 school year.
Twenty-five children attended and heard Cheryl Werner, of Westmoreland County Head Start, read Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig. The children then engaged in a sorting activity using pizza as a theme. They snacked on pizza and received Pete’s a Pizza to add to their personal libraries. They also received the Pizza Sorting Activity to take home as well a Parent Resource Recipe for Success.
Pictured (right) are: Elianna M., Mason D., Barbara Jones, Jenna V., Maizy M..
The next Preschool Story Time is scheduled for Friday, March 21, 2014 from 2:00 – 2:45 PM.
Barbara Jones is the Coordinator of the FREE Teaching Tiny Trojans Program for the DASD.
For more information, call Mrs. Jones at 724-694-1377.
SmartKids Childcare and Learning Center, a Keystone STARS facility in Washington County, presented their annual holiday program (more…)
Find out how a Washington County Keystone STAR 3 Early Learning program keeps learning going, even through the cold temperatures!
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PPL Corporation donated $30,000 to Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers (LVCC) to provide scholarships for local children. This is the single largest contribution to Lehigh Valley Children’s Center’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) scholarship program. (more…)
The Pre-K and Kindergarten students of Little Meadows Learning Center in Dallas, PA are going to college!
Little Meadows participated in the annual “Bone Academy” in conjunction with Misericordia University’s Medical Imaging program. (more…)
The Beaver County Library recently introduced the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program!
The FREE program encourages families to read 1,000 books to their child before he or she enters school. The program is self-paced and lets families decide how often and how long to read to their child. (more…)
The St. Mary’s YMCA Child Development Center in Erie recently boosted its rating in Pennsylvania’s Keystone STARS program and has been recognized with a STAR 4 designation. The childcare center is licensed to provide child care and early learning services for up to 29 preschool and school-age children. (more…)
A December 2013 announcement by the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) clarifies practices, provides guidance and ensures consistency in the process of determining when an infant, toddler, or preschool age child is eligible for the early intervention (EI) program. (more…)