Kindergarten Dialogue - PNC Field

Kindergarten Dialogue at PNC FieldOn Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties and PNC Bank sponsored the first ever Lackawanna County Kindergarten Dialogue at PNC Field.

The purpose of the event was to draw together Lackawanna County elementary school staff and the quality early care centers which support them to encourage a collaborative approach to ensuring alignment across educational settings and improving the school readiness skils of children resulting in better student outcomes.

The event gave both school district and early learning center staff members the opportunity to establish a common language, share best practices and develop the framework for future collaborations that ensure successful transitions to Kindergarten for children and families. 

Over 100 people were in attendance:

  • 39 teachers and administrators from 20 elementary schools
  • 52 early care teachers and administrators from 32 early learning centers

The elementary schools represented included:

  • Carbondale Area Elementary
  • Charles Sumner Elementary
  • Dunmore Elementary Center
  • Fell Charter School
  • George Bancroft Elementary
  • Jefferson Elementary
  • John Adams Elementary
  • Lakeland Scott Campus
  • Lakeland Mayfield Campus
  • McNichols Plaza Elementary
  • Mid Valley School District
  • Moscow Elementary
  • Neil Armstrong Elementary
  • Valley View Elementary
  • Whittier Elementary
  • William Prescott Elementary 

The early learning centers represented included:

  • ABC Academy
  • Abington Kids Learning Center
  • Creative Critters
  • Day Nursery Association
  • Discovery MI Preschool
  • Dunmore Head Start
  • The Edison Early Learning Center(s)
  • Friends Forever Day Care
  • Friendship House
  • Greater Carbondale YMCA
  • Greater Scranton YMCA
  • Helping Hands Learning Center
  • Itsy Bitsy Bookworms Child Development Center
  • The Kreig Institute for Early Childhood Education
  • Little Acres Learning Academy
  • Little Desk Preschool
  • Little People Day Care School(s)
  • North Pocono II Pre-K Counts
  • North Pocono Preschool
  • Northeastern Child Care Services
  • Scranton Jewish Community Center
  • SLHDA Early Learning Program
  • Treasure House Child Development Center(s)
  • United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA Bellvue & Progressive Center(s)
  • Wee Care Day Care
  • West Scranton II Head Start
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