Compass is the new State of Pennyslvania website that allows citizens a fast and easy way to apply for benefits anytime and anywhere. COMPASS is an online application for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs. Apply right on the site!
Teach your children letter recognition, phonics and reading at Starfall
Starfall is considered one of the most effective sites to teach children (ages 1 to 6) pre-reading and reading skills. It is a bright and colorful site that children love to use. Start with the pink ABC's tab first, which covers letter recognition and phonics.
Learn Counting, Time, Word Problems, Money and Multiplication atMathFactCafe.com
This is the premiere site for learning math concepts for children in grades pre-school to high school. It allows parents to print math worksheets for their children to use as "homework." You tell the site the kind of worksheets you want, and it generates new homework each time. The best part is that it generates answer sheets for parents!
This website plays a delightful song to help young children cope with frustration and anger before it becomes a problem. It is performed by Fred Rogers of the famed Mr. Roger's Neighborhood program. The site also leads to a wonderful set of other songs, games, videos and coloring pages to help stimulate minds and manage feelings. Hear the song at: What Do You Do with the Mad that You Feel?
Find children's books featuring black characters at BlackChildBooks.com
Giving black children books and videos featuring black characters promotes postive emotional and psychological health and contributes to high self-esteem. It also promotes multicultural understanding in all children. BlackChildBooks.com has gathered practically every black-oriented children's book and children/family video from Amazon to make the search easier.
This website provides a wealth of fun activities to promote nutrition and exercise for young children. The site includes innovative and interactive music and song downloads, guides, posters and other motivational tools. The site is for parents and teachers and are printed in English and Spanish.
CCTC serves the emotional needs of children and families at risk beginning in early childhood. They meet children where they are and help them to reach their full potential regardless of their challenges.
Pennsylvania's Promise for Children is a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of providing Pennsylvania's young children with access to quality early learning opportunities.
The Promise is sponsored by the PA Build Initiative, Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality, The Grable Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, and William Penn Foundation, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).
If you believe quality early education should be a priority for Pennsylvania, visit The Promise's website and sign the Declaration of support. More than 18,500 people have signed, including administrators of Acclaim Academy.
PAKeys works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning(OCDEL) to develop and implement an integrated and coordinated system of programquality improvements and professional development supports for EarlyChildhood Education (ECE) and School-Age Care (SAC) programs.
Acclaim Academy is located in the Germantown Special Services District (GSSD). Acclaim's founder, Joseph Martin, previously served as president of the GSSD and continues to serve as a board member. Councilwoman Cindy Bass who serves the 8th District of Philadelphia re-activated the group to provide supplemental services beyond those provided by the City and invest in long term economic development. Projects include public space maintenance, beautification, marketing and promotions.
ChildLink's mission is to educate, empower and increase a family's capacity to support its children in reaching their highest potential.
Under contract with the City of Philadelphia, Child Link provides service coordinators who help children, from birth to age three who have developmental delays or disabilities, and their families obtain supports and services. Their staff works in partnership with parents, early intervention specialists and therapists to evaluate each child's needs, identify outcomes, explore options and develop and Individualized Family Service Plan.
Anyone who has a concern about a child's development can make a referral for a multi-disciplinary evaluation to determine eligibility for services by calling the City of Philadelphia's Early Intervention Intake Department at 215.685.4646.