Kiwanis in Pennsylvania continues to work and partner with the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission as a strategic partner of the Commission. Commission members have joined Kiwanis and through the Commission, Kiwanis is well recognized in Pennsylvania State Government for its work in the area of Early Childhood Education and Development. Our association with the Commission has brought us the program and strongly leveraged the dollars we have invested in the program.
About Early Childhood Development
With a focus on early childhood development, Pennsylvania Kiwanis clubs should sponsor/ partner with programs, agencies and projects involving children and early childhood learning. The programs supported should successfully meet this goal: to help break the cycle of poverty by addressing the developmental needs, health needs and early education/learning of children from low-income or no-income families. Studies have shown that youth favorably exposed to early education are more likely to seek out education/training, attend school, complete training programs, receive diplomas, find employment, seek higher education and express job satisfaction than their peers. They are less likely to be held back in school, dropout of school, become a teen parent, be arrested or exploited.
A calendar providing guidance for various age range expectations including infants, toddlers, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten.
An activity guide for birth to age 2 design to develop skill using everyday routines, everyday interactions, and playtime.
A calendar of activities specifically designed for pre-kindergarteners to promote school readiness skills.
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