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Archive for May, 2016
News articles about quality early learning are all around us. Check out the latest news articles below.
- August 10: The Need For and Steps Towards Achieving a Quality K-3 System (Education Commission of the States)
- July 2: Childhood trauma in Pottstown can lead to future health challenges (The Mercury News)
- July 5: Childhood trauma in Pottstown can lead to future health challenges (Fit for Life)
- July 5: $19M grant goes to CDC to run Head Start (Titusville Herald)
- July 7: Head Start helped turn farm workers and domestics into teachers, administrators (Penn State News)
- July 8: Head Start Program Transforms Lives: Goodbye Poverty, PennState Says! (University Herald)
- July 10: How Easton’s family program is reaching those in need (Lehigh Valley Live)
- July 11: ‘High-quality’ pre-K: The phrase everyone loves, but few know how to gauge (Newsworks)
- July 12: East Penn adds Pre-K Counts to its educational arsenal (The Morning Call)
- July 15: New agency to run Head Start classes in Crawford, Venango counties (Meadville Tribune)
- July 15: Education secretary: State budget a win for Reading schools (Reading Eagle)
- July 16: Baker says state budget invests in schools, healthcare (Bradford Era)
- July 18: Letters, Pedro Rivera: A win for schools (Public Opinion)
- July 21: Guest Column, Pedro Rivera: State budget gets an ‘A’ in education (Daily Times Opinion)
- July 25: Community urged to take part in Pottstown childhood trauma initiative (The Mercury)
- June 17: Group Makes Case For Increased Funding For Pre-K Education (CBS Philly)
- June 19: Study: Preschool teachers make near-poverty wages in PA (Philly.com)
- June 20: Philadelphia seeks partners for pre-K expansion as soda tax hits books (Philly VOICE)
- June 21: Local business leaders call for $90M increase in pre-K funding from state (Philadelphia Business Journal)
- June 22: PA Business Leaders: We Need More Money for Pre-K (Philly Magazine)
- June 24: For our kids and the economy, Pa. needs to invest in quality childcare: Michael Hanes (Penn Live)
- June 30: GGB preschool garners Keystone STAR 4 rating from the state (Bradford Era)
- June 30: Peduto: Preschool most important issue for reducing crime (Trib Live)
- May 9: Children with disabilities gain independence with GoBabyGo! Program (The Sentinel)
- May 13: Pre-K is a healthy investment in child development: Susan Kressly (PennLive)
- April 2: Pre-K expansions to benefit at-risk children in county (The Indiana Gazette)
- April 13: Area libraries more than just books (wcexaminer.com)
- April 18: Within Reach Campaign and the PFT Join Mayor Jim Kenney in Philadelphia to Call for Quality, Affordable Pre-K and Child Care (Center for American Progress)
- April 18: 2016 Economic Summit investing in early childhood education (FOX43)
- April 28: First Lady Frances Wolf Discusses Importance of Early Learning at One Book, Every Child Event (pa.gov)
- March 18: Grant gives Pre-K education to needy families (WFMJ.com)
- March 19: Quite frankly: Reading is the start of a lifelong friendship (Centre Daily Times)
- March 20: How the military created the best child care system in the nation and what states can learn from its significant turnaround (The Hechinger Report)
- March 21: Officials celebrate expansion of Pre-K efforts (The Unionville Times)
- March 26: Area pre-K programs get grant help (The Times-Tribune)
- March 31: LTE: Pre-K will benefit women, too (Philly.com)
Families with children ranging from infant-toddlers, preschoolers, grades K-1 and 2-3 experienced a wonderful family literacy event in Clearfield on May 12, 2016. It featured dinner, a library tour, four age-appropriate story time stations, story-related art activities, and book and resource giveaways.
The event was courtesy of the Race to the Top Community Innovation Zone project involving Angela Moore from Cen-Clear Child Services, Clearfield Elementary School teachers and staff at the Shaw Public Library.
Begin With Us Child Care and Preschool, Inc. in Altoona, Pennsylvania participated in three events during the Week of the Young Child.
Begin With Us Child Care and Preschool, Inc. helped sponsor the “Week of the Young Child Celebration” on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Altoona Grand Hotel in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Teachers and staff from Begin With Us made bracelets and colored planters with the children, while working on fine motor skills.
Representative John McGinnis of the 79th Legislative District in Blair County visited with the children at Begin With Us Child Care and Preschool, Inc. on April 18, 2016. He and his assistant, Katie, read and talked about the PA One Book, Kite Day, A Bear and Mole Story. #PAOneBook #KiteDay
Begin With Us Child Care and Preschool, Inc. hosted a PA One Book Night on April 19, 2016. Children, under the age of 12, from the community were invited to attend. Begin With Us PA Pre-K Counts teachers planned and executed activities, aligned to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards for Pre-Kindergarten, that supplemented the PA One Book, “Kite Day, A Bear and Mole Story.” Children listened to the story, made kites, and tested objects to see if they would “blow in the wind.”