Seeking program nominations!

The Early Childhood Action Collective at PHMC is launching a new initiative, Supporting EVERY Young Child for Success. The purpose of this initiative is to support ECE programs to provide access and full participation to diverse learners in Philadelphia. This initiative will be supported by several activities. We have a couple papers in the works to share research findings and demonstrate how inclusion practices impact suspension and expulsion rates.

To kick-off Supporting EVERY Young Child for Success, we are seeking nominations of programs in Philadelphia that exemplify the spirit of inclusion. Anyone can make a nomination including directors, teachers, coaches, consultants, early intervention service providers and parents. Do you think your program does a great job supporting every child? Directors and teachers are highly encouraged to nominate their programs!!

Nomination requirements: any ECE program operating in Philadelphia that exemplifies the following principles:

  1. All young children belong.
  2. All young children can learn.
  3. Inclusion is a critical component of high-quality care.
  4. Inclusion encompasses all aspects of diverse learners-typical, social-emotional, IFSP/IEP, physical, race, culture, poverty, homelessness and more.

CLICK HERE to complete a short survey when you’re ready to make your nomination. Nominations will close on Monday, January 15th at the end of the day (11:59 PM). Nominated programs will be notified after that date. Semifinalists will be contacted to schedule a face-to-face visit to show off their programs and finalists will be announced by early March.

Nominated programs that move to the semifinalist stage will be recognized and will receive a kit to assist with making adaptations for children. Semifinalists will be included in highlighted solutions and best practices. Finalists will participate in a panel discussion at a culminating event in March 2018 and will be highlighted on the website and in the resource bank.