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Carole Koepke Brown: Program for Young Children Aims to Give Them a Safe Start

December 1, 2015

Under the umbrella of Community Services for Children, the program Safe Start is thriving. Designed by Paula Margraf, executive vice president for Community Services, it strategically provides therapeutic child care all year round to children whose caregivers are living below the poverty line. These children were exposed to drugs and/or alcohol prenatally. They were referred […]

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A FOCUS Special Report on the PA Budget Stalemate

November 23, 2015

FOCUS Season 3 Episode 9: PA State Budget A FOCUS Special Report on the PA budget stalemate. With a funding plan overdue 1140 days and counting, senior centers, emergency shelters and pre-school programs across the state cut services. With Team coverage we show you how schools and social service agencies in our region cope without […]

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Boston Shows Quality, Not Tennessee

November 2, 2015

Tennessee recently released a study showing that its state-subsidized pre-k made no difference in child achievement by the end of kindergarten between those who had the program and those who didn’t. Yet a recent report from Boston showed the opposite. In fact, achievement gains were evident through third grade. What’s the difference between Tennessee and […]

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Early Education Simply Good Business

November 2, 2015

The measure by which we judge which investments are worthwhile as a citizenry is how much time we spend, energy we expel, and the amount of resources we dedicate in the hope of future benefits. It should be axiomatic that investment in early childhood education is sound policy and will yield far reaching economic returns. […]

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EHS program for abused babies expands

October 30, 2015

With major funding by the US Department of Health & Human Services currently available for expanding Early Head Start services across the country, Community Services for Children (CSC), Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, and Lehigh County Children and Youth Services are working together to expand CSC’s Early Head Start center-based program. The program supports […]

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Head Start Director heads to UCLA

May 7, 2015

Pamela Bratspies Cho, Director of Child Development Services for Head Start of the Lehigh Valley, was recently selected through a national competitive application process to attend an intense two-week UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Head Start Management Fellows Program in Los Angeles. The Head Start – Johnson & Johnson Management Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for […]

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Ervin Awarded Champion of Children

April 21, 2015

The Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission (ELIC) recognized Jane Ervin, CEO/President of Community Services for Children, with its Champion of Children Award at its April 15th annual conference in Harrisburg. The Champion of Children Award is given each year in recognition of someone who has supported investment in early childhood education by increasing awareness, encouraging […]

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Head Start LV Earns Top Ranking

March 13, 2015

Community Services for Children’s Head Start/Early Head Start of the Lehigh Valley is the newest “Program of Excellence” designee recognized by the National Head Start Association (NHSA). This designation is earned only by the top performers and leaders in Head Start and Early Head Start. These programs consistently demonstrate excellence in program management and service […]

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Weis Markets donates $5K for Innovative Literacy Lab

February 26, 2015

Community Services for Children (CSC) recently received $5,000 from Weis Markets in Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) funding in support of its innovative Literacy Lab program. “We are so appreciative of Weis Market’s community support. This is the building block for successful high school graduation and an educated workforce,” said Jane Ervin, chief executive officer […]

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Are you a former or a parent of a Head Start Student? We want to hear your story!

February 26, 2015

Head Start will be celebrating it’s 50 year anniversary in 2015 and we would like to highlight the accomplishments of families who have attended Head Start of the Lehigh Valley. Head Start alumni have gone on to become successful business leaders, artists, politicians and role models for others in the community. As part of our […]

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