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Patriot News Op-ed: We Need to Do All We Can to Ensure Kids Have Access to Quality Pre-K Education: Patricia Hunter
Recognizing colors and learning to play in the sandbox with others are integral components to development, but as a pre-K educator I know that there is so much more.
Sponsored by Mothers & More, and hosted at the State College Area High School South Building, fair director Melissa MacNeely said the event aimed to bring multiple preschools to potential clients at one venue.
“It’s a convenient way to bring their options to them,” MacNeely said. “They can look at the preschools and programs, and narrow down their search and find anything from Montessori schools or faith-based preschools or really anything they’re looking for.”
The path to educational success for Pennsylvania’s children begins even before the doors open on the first day of kindergarten. There is already strong agreement across partisan and geographic lines that expanding access to high-quality pre-K is a smart, cost-effective way to ensure all children enter school ready to learn. Now the time has come for action.
For the past year, working with the House Majority Policy Committee’s efforts to combat poverty, I’ve learned about the vast benefits that early-childhood education provides for Pennsylvania’s children and taxpayers.
Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak will read holiday stories to 3 & 4 year olds at the Small World Early Learning Center in downtown Pittsburgh.