A Connected City: Engaging a Community in Early Childhood Education

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Pittsburgh has a rich history is supporting its youngest residents—through early childhood trailblazers such as Fred Rogers, Dr. Spock, Margaret McFarland and others, Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh! Today, Pittsburgh is proud to boast a cross-sector approach to ensuring all of our region’s young children thrive. Panelist’s Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, Deputy Chief of Education LaTrenda Leonard, Pittsburgh AEYC Executive Director Cara Ciminillo, and Pittsburgh Public School’s Executive Director of Early Childhood Programs, Carol Barone Martin share their collaborative efforts to raising the quality of early childhood for Pittsburgh. Discussion will highlight the unique partnership between stand-alone child care settings and Pittsburgh Public Schools as well as City Council and the Mayor’s efforts in using their bully pulpit toward greater support for those who care for young children—both families and care and education providers.  


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