PAEYC’s Michelle Figlar Represents Pittsburgh at White House Summit on Early Education

Washington, D.C.: The Executive Director for The Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) and Principal Partner in Pre-K for PA campaign, Michelle Figlar, travels to Washington, D.C. today to attend a White House Summit on early education on behalf of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.

EVENT:                    White House Summit on Early Education

President Obama will host a White House Summit on Early Education. The Summit will bring together a broad coalition of philanthropic, business, education, advocacy and elected leaders, as well as other stakeholders who are committed to expanding access to high-quality early education. This summit builds on the President’s call in his 2013 State of the Union address to expand access to high-quality early childhood education to every child in America.

Michelle Figlar, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC), will be in attendance as the Chair of Mayor William Peduto’s Early Education Task Force.

WHO:                       Michelle Figlar, PAEYC Executive Director

DATE:                       Wednesday December 10, 2014

TIME:                        9:00 AM

WHERE:                  The White House, Washington, DC

EDITOR’S NOTE: Media interested in scheduling an interview with Michelle Figlar after the White House Summit are asked to please contact David Caliguiri at 412-613-7266.

Pre-K for PA is a statewide collaboration led in Western PA by the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children. The coalition is joined by statewide partners including: the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, Public Citizens for Children and Youth, the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Fight Crime, Invest in Kids, Mission: Readiness, Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children, Pennsylvania Head Start Association and Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.

The Pre-K for PA -K for PA is a nonpartisan issue campaign supported by individuals and organizations across Pennsylvania who believe investing in our children is the right choice and an urgent necessity. The campaign’s vision is that every 3- and 4-year-old in Pennsylvania will have access to high-quality pre-k. Campaign supporters are urging Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf and the Republican-led General Assembly to work together to enact a multi-year plan to accomplish this vision.

For more information please visit www.paeyc.org and www.prekforpa.org.

 

 

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