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.

Learning is Everywhere
A calendar providing guidance for various age range expectations including infants, toddlers, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten.
(ages 2-4)
Everyday I Learn Though Play!
An activity guide for birth to age 2 design to develop skill using everyday routines, everyday interactions, and playtime.
(ages 0-2)
Kindergarten Here I Come!
A calendar of activities specifically designed for pre-kindergarteners to promote school readiness skills.
(ages 4-5)
Distribution of Early Learning Guides In 2014-15, our Foundation approved a grant of over $23,000 to support the efforts of Pennsylvania Kiwanians in the printing and distribution of Early Learning Guides to be distributed to families across the state of Pennsylvania. Through the work of Kiwanis clubs, to date, we have been able to impact children in 55 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. Clubs that are interested in distributing guides in their community can contact the District Office for pick up or delivery options.

More Information and Resources

For more information, visit the Pennsylvania Kiwanis District Website.