Forum: School Readiness Indicators

Posted by on September 15, 2006

The United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth will host a forum on the ?School Readiness Indicators? report by the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children. The report focuses on statewide and regional progress on key issues affecting children.

The forum will be on Friday, September 29th, 10:00 AM to Noon The Forum will be held at the United Way, Seven Benjamin Franklin Parkway (between 17th & 18th Streets), in Philadelphia.

Three key leaders of early care and education in Pennsylvania will participate in the forum.

Joan Benso, president of the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, will present the findings on fourteen of the region?s school readiness indicators. These indicators include public school pre-k enrollment, high-quality and access to child care, and children lacking health insurance. The report presents much of the data by county or by school district, making it useful to education planners, providers, legislators, advocates, and others concerned for the future of early learning.

Harriet Dichter, Deputy Secretary of the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development, and Shelly Yanoff, Executive Director of Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth, will both offer commentary to the report, and statewide and local solutions to the challenges.

REGISTRATION: Register for the forum by emailing your contact information to Gerri Griffin at Seating will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more information, contact Ms. Griffin at 215.665.2580.

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