Early Childhood http://wesa.fm en From Homewood to Harrisburg, Childcare Providers Seek Resources http://wesa.fm/post/homewood-harrisburg-childcare-providers-seek-resources <p>Three-year-old Aubreaune stands behind an easel showing off her painting of a T-Rex.<br /><br />“It’s green and purple," she says. "It eats people. Roar!”<br /><br />She’s among a group of preschool-aged kids and childcare providers who gathered at the Homewood Early Learning Hub for play time on a recent Tuesday. Besides activities for the kids, providers and families use the center to find resources, and share best practices.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:47:15 +0000 Larkin Page-Jacobs 21197 at http://wesa.fm From Homewood to Harrisburg, Childcare Providers Seek Resources $5.5 Million Ready to Help Educate Childcare Workers http://wesa.fm/post/55-million-ready-help-educate-childcare-workers <p>The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is hoping a new tuition assistance program will help improve childcare centers throughout the commonwealth.&nbsp; The Rising STARS Tuition Assistance Program will give current childcare center workers as much as $4,500 a year to pursue a related degree.</p><p>“We want to help them achieve those college credits… so that they can use that knowledge so that they can provide higher quality early learning experiences for the young children in childcare centers,” said DPW spokesperson Carey Miller.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:29:00 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 18751 at http://wesa.fm Report Says Libraries, Museums Support Early Learning Efforts http://wesa.fm/post/report-says-libraries-museums-support-early-learning-efforts <p></p><p>In case you had doubts that buildings full of borrow-able books and artwork are a good thing, the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and The Campaign for Grade-Level Reporting has released a report that says they are.&nbsp;</p><p>Growing Young Minds: How Museums and Libraries Create Lifelong Learners was released on Thursday and discusses ways libraries and museums are supporting children.</p><p>Study author Mimi Howard said the goal of this paper was to focus on the development of early literacy skills by using these public resources.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:37:28 +0000 Erika Beras 11748 at http://wesa.fm