Erie Times: Education notes – DiNicola, Scott honored for pre-K work

Ronald A. DiNicola and Nick Scott Jr. were honored by the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children at the organization’s annual dinner in Harrisburg on April 17.

The two Erie natives each received the first Vision Award presented to Pennsylvania leaders who have made significant contributions advocating on behalf of young children.

“The Northwest PA Pre-K for PA campaign has been a shining example of how leaders can rally behind a cause and make progress,” PennAEYC President Jodi Askins said.

“Ron and Nick signed on to lead with enthusiasm and are still fighting the good fight. Pre-K for PA and young learners who may benefit from their hard work are fortunate to have them on their team.”

Over the past year, Scott and DiNicola have co-chaired the Pre-K for PA Campaign in N.W. Pennsylvania, a statewide effort to expand access to Pre-K for all 3- and 4-year-olds in Pennsylvania. increased investment in Pre-K.

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