Archive for November, 2015

Helping Transitioning Kindergartners in Erie County

November 23rd, 2015
Erie County, Stories


The Erie Playhouse is thrilled to announce the launch of their newest program PLAYtime, developed by Youtheatre/Education Director Kate Neubert-Lechner.

PLAYtime was born from inspiration by (more…)

Manners Tree Works Magic

Teaching good manners is important from a very young age, even before preschool. Too many times, even adults do not using good manners. Young children imitate what they see and if good manners can be used and shown, children will want to reflect that as well.

At the beginning of every school year, preschool teacher, Kim Sabella at a Keystone STARS facility, Tiny Tot Child Development Center in Rochester, Pennsylvania, sends home (more…)

Keeping Roman’s Joy

November 16th, 2015
Lehigh County, Stories

Growing up, I was the older sister of two. My father never had any sons, so he played with Barbie dolls while watching Star Wars. When I found out I was having a baby boy, my family couldn’t (more…)

Teaching Preschoolers about an Election

November 13th, 2015
Fayette County, Resources, Stories

Students in the PA Pre-K Counts classroom at Wharton Elementary School (Fayette County) got a chance to experience voting just like the adults did on Election Day.

The project originated when instructor, Kimberly Brown, heard a comment that a 3-year old could never understand the concept of (more…)

Monroe County celebrates PA’s Promise for Children Month

Richard Waibal, district staff member of Rep. David Parker, and Laurie Monteforte were judges for the children’s parade in the Monroe County Head Start’s 50th anniversary celebration and also as part of PA Promise for Children Month. (more…)

12 Multi-Cultural Holiday Books for Children

November 9th, 2015
PA Counties, Resources, What's Happening

Looking for a book to share with children this holiday season? PA’s Promise for Children has a quick print list with book suggestions for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Winter Solstice!

Click here to print the list of 12 Multi-Cultural Holiday Books for Kids, then take it to your local library and find a new favorite! (more…)

Erie Early Learning Center Receives Bright Star Award

November 2nd, 2015
Erie County, News

World of Care Christian Child Care, a Keystone STARS 3 early learning center at 1202 Buffalo Road in Erie, was selected to receive the “Bright Star” Award for the first quarter of the 2015-16 state fiscal year.

The award was presented at the center on Friday Oct. 23, 2015 by Elana Como, (more…)