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Foster Grandparent Program of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Foster Grandparent Program of Southwestern Pennsylvania

FGP volunteers (ages 55+) support academic and social-emotional needs by providing one-on-one attention as role models, mentors and tutors to children and youth with special and exceptional needs in: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties, Pa. Funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service.

For additional info on being a volunteer or having your organization become a volunteer station: 724-836-2600, ext. 281

Listen to Quality Early Learning Radio

September 18th, 2014
All Counties, News, What's Happening

Have you heard the Quality Early Learning Radio? Now’s your chance to listen to information about what’s happening in Pennsylvania around quality early learning!Listen to Quality Early Radio

The Quality Early Learning Radio, sponsored by the Northwest Regional Key, airs on Connect FM 96.7 and 107.9 and www.connectradio.fm.

The show can be heard on Connect FM at 96.7 and 107.9 in the DuBois area and is simulcast on www.connectradio.fm. You can also check back to this webpage after the broadcast to listen to the recording.
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Parking Lot Picnic provides resources to families

September 18th, 2014
News, Washington County, What's Happening

During the August 20 SmartKids Meadowlands Parking Lot Picnic, Washington County over 80 parents and guests had the opportunity to engage with individuals who provide valuable information and resources, pertinent to many of the family’s lives.  (more…)

A great start to Kindergarten for local children and families

September 18th, 2014
Greene County, News, Washington County

During July and August 2014, the Community Action Southwest PA Pre-K Counts Program implemented six Kindergarten Readiness Programs (KRPs) in Washington and Greene Counties.  A total of 92 KG eligible children were enrolled in the KRP classrooms, located in the elementary school buildings of Beth Center, Central Greene, Jefferson Morgan, McGuffey, Ringgold and Washington school districts. (more…)

Venango Co. farmer and Keystone STARS child care earns magazine Homesteader award

September 17th, 2014
News, Venango County

The homesteading way of life has grown on a Venango County family. Grit magazine has named the Brown family, owners of Brown’s Family Group Childcare in Franklin, as runners-up on the 2014 Homesteaders of the Year list.

Jasen and Lindsey Brown and their three children, Jacob, 10, Kylie, 7, and Austin, 4, began homesteading when they bought their farm three years ago. When Lindsey Brown, 28, read that Grit was seeking Homesteader of the Year nominations, she decided to nominate her family for the award. (more…)

Your vote could help fight hunger for children in Mercer County

September 16th, 2014
Mercer County, News

An opportunity has been given to Keystone STARS participant New Light Christian Education Center to win $7,500 to help fight hunger by casting daily votes for Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County. (more…)

Young Children’s Art on Display at Susquehanna Valley Mall During PA’s Promise for Children Month

Children in early childhood programs in Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties will donate their art for display at the Susquehanna Valley Mall from October 18 through November 1, 2014. (more…)

Thank someone for helping young children reach their promise

September 5th, 2014
PA's Promise Month 2014

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Thank someone for helping young children reach their promise

  • Add in the name of the person you want to thank
  • thank a family member, teacher, or community leader for helping young children reach their promise. Share how they are making a difference in the lives of young children. Add a photo or artwork. Kids can make cards too!

By submitting this form, I hereby grant Berks County Intermediate Unit, the parent organization of Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children, its legal representatives and assigns, and those acting with its authority and permission, the absolute right and permission to copyright, use, reuse, publish, and republish, photographic portraits, pictures, or videos submitted without restriction as to changes or alterations, or reproductions thereof in color or otherwise made through any media for art, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever. I also consent to the use of any printed matter in conjunction therewith.
I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve the finished product or products or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied.
I hereby release, discharge and agree to save harmless Berks County Intermediate Unit, its legal representatives or assigns, and all persons acting under its permission or authority, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of said picture(s) or in any subsequent processing or manipulation thereof, as well as any publication thereof.
I hereby warrant that I am of legal age and have every right to contract in the above regard as parent or guardian for any children included in the photos or videos.

Make a promise

September 5th, 2014
PA's Promise Month 2014

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Make a promise

  • Share a little bit about your promise. You can add more information below.
  • Share what you promise to do to help young children learn and grow. It may be reading to your child every day, volunteering at a local child care program, or telling your story to community leaders.

By submitting this form, I hereby grant Berks County Intermediate Unit, the parent organization of Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children, its legal representatives and assigns, and those acting with its authority and permission, the absolute right and permission to copyright, use, reuse, publish, and republish, photographic portraits, pictures, or videos submitted without restriction as to changes or alterations, or reproductions thereof in color or otherwise made through any media for art, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever. I also consent to the use of any printed matter in conjunction therewith.
I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve the finished product or products or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied.
I hereby release, discharge and agree to save harmless Berks County Intermediate Unit, its legal representatives or assigns, and all persons acting under its permission or authority, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of said picture(s) or in any subsequent processing or manipulation thereof, as well as any publication thereof.
I hereby warrant that I am of legal age and have every right to contract in the above regard as parent or guardian for any children included in the photos or videos.

Celebrate a child’s promise

September 5th, 2014
PA's Promise Month 2014

Celebrate a child's promise

  • Share what your child wants to be when he/she grows up
  • Share your child’s photo, what he/she wants to be when he/she grows up and why your child is special. Share how quality early learning is helping your child reach his/her promise.
By submitting this form, I hereby grant Berks County Intermediate Unit, the parent organization of Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children, its legal representatives and assigns, and those acting with its authority and permission, the absolute right and permission to copyright, use, reuse, publish, and republish, photographic portraits, pictures, or videos submitted without restriction as to changes or alterations, or reproductions thereof in color or otherwise made through any media for art, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever. I also consent to the use of any printed matter in conjunction therewith.
I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve the finished product or products or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied.
I hereby release, discharge and agree to save harmless Berks County Intermediate Unit, its legal representatives or assigns, and all persons acting under its permission or authority, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of said picture(s) or in any subsequent processing or manipulation thereof, as well as any publication thereof.
I hereby warrant that I am of legal age and have every right to contract in the above regard as parent or guardian for any children included in the photos or videos.
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