Archive for April, 2014

A Treasured Guest Reader

The PA Pre-K Counts classroom at Taylor Treasure House in Taylor, PA recently hosted a guest reader during Pennsylvania’s PA One Book, Every Young Child campaign to celebrate and bring awareness to early literacy.

Guest reader, Jessica Chelik, Children’s Program Coordinator for Lackawanna-Susquehanna Behavioral Health Intellection Disabilities Early Intervention Program read the 2014 PA One Book, Every Young Child selection, Stripes of All Types by author Susan Stockdale to the preschool classroom of 3-5 year olds. (more…)

Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown Named ‘Best of the Best” by PA Council on the Arts

The Learning Lamp’s Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown was recently named one of the best arts projects across the state by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA).

At an April 29, 2014 news conference in Harrisburg, PCA Executive Director Phillip Horn recognized 13 organizations whose arts-related projects were selected from hundreds of Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Projects statewide.

The Children’s Book Festival was among the top four finalists. (more…)

Excitement about the PA One Book

April 30th, 2014
Cumberland County, News, Stories

Cindi Horshaw, Supervisor at Pennsylvania Office of Children, Youth & Families, recently visited a newly opened center, Inspiration Station Early Learning Center in Camp Hill, to help celebrate April’s Month of the Young Child and the 2014 PA One Book.

Ms. Horshaw read to preschoolers, toddlers and infants. The children were very excited to have a guest reader and hear the PA One Book, Stripes of All Types. (more…)

Bringing Awareness to the Importance of Early Learning in Pike County

Partners in Pike County celebrated the importance of supporting early learning during April’s Month of the Young Child.

Celebrations kicked off with the annual Children’s Parade, followed by the Recognition Dinner and Kids Are Great Day. (more…)

Caring about children

April 29th, 2014
News, Stories, Westmoreland County

During April’s Month of the Young Child, two early learning classrooms at Westmoreland County Community College’s (WCCC) Campus Children’s Center welcomed 2014 PA One Book guest readers. Patty Graff, Director Better Kid Care in Greensburg, and Megan McQuaide & Megan Sandberg, both Early Childhood Education Majors at WCCC took time from their busy schedules to support early literacy for some of Pennsylvania’s youngest learners. (more…)

Successful Inaugural PA One Book Symposium

The Northwest Regional Key would like to thank everyone that attended the inaugural PA One Book Symposium Tuesday April 22 at the Clarion Holiday Inn featuring Susan Stockdale, author of the 2014 PA One Book, Stripes Of All Types. (more…)

Guest reader shares PA One Book

April 24th, 2014
Berks County, News

Touching the Future, in Berks County, welcomed 2014 PA One Book guest reader, Jackie Ezzell who read the book, Stripes of All Types by author Susan Stockdale to the PA Pre-K Counts classroom.

Jackie EzzellThe PA One Book, Every Young Child is Pennsylvania’s collaborative project using the vehicle of “One Book, One State” program to highlight the importance of early literacy development. This is the ninth year that the One Book, Every Young Child program has promoted the importance of early literacy by emphasizing the importance of reading early and often to children, as well as engaging them in conversation and other activities around books.

Jackie Ezzell 2This year’s PA One Book selection Stripes of All Types, by author Susan Stockdale explores through engaging rhymes and bright, bold images how animals around the world benefit from their stripes. Each striped creature is described in action in its natural habitat.  The book ends with a fun game for children to guess what animal the given stripe pattern represents. There is also a glossary that includes information about each animal.

Jackie says she really believes in the PA One Book campaign and wants to do what she can to support it. “Any chance I get to share a story with young children always makes my day!”

Big book, big excitement!

A three-year old boy was very happy to receive a BIG 2014 PA One Book, Stripes of All Types!

Amy R., Community Initiatives Specialist for the Southeast Regional Key (SERK), is involved heavily in the PA One Book campaign. Amy is also mom to three year old Gavin who is the perfect age to enjoy Stripes of all Types by Susan Stockdale. (more…)

Celebration of early learning & literacy in full swing!

April 24th, 2014
News, Westmoreland County

Celebration of April’s Week of the Young Child and the 2014 PA One Book was in full swing at the Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services, Inc. (SPHS), Monessen site!

Several guest readers made an appearance at the Child Learning Center’s Pre-K classroom to demonstrate their support of early learning and early literacy. (more…)

Celebrating Week of the Young Child in Elk & Cameron Counties

April 23rd, 2014
Cameron County, Elk County, News, Stories

A recently successful Kid’s Day Event  to celebrate 2014 Week of the Young Child drew in over 65 children, ages birth to kindergarten age.  The event was to educate area residents on the valuable services area agencies offer to families in Elk and Cameron Counties. (more…)