PAEYC Response to the Governor's Proposed 2015-16 Budget

HARRISBURG (March 3) – Michelle Figlar, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC), issued the following statement regarding the release of Governor Tom Wolf’s 2015-16 Budget proposal:

“Today is a great day for Pre-K in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf has proposed a significant increase in the funding to support high-quality pre-k across Pennsylvania."

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PAEYC in Harrisburg for Pre-K for PA Capital Caravan

HARRISBURG (March 2)– The Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC), a founding partner in the Pre-K for PA Campaign, will travel to Harrisburg March 2-4 to meet with members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to discuss the importance of investing in early education.  PAEYC and early childhood advocates from Southwestern PA will be meeting with legislators as part of the Pre-K for PA Capital Caravan: an ongoing effort to expand access to high-quality pre-k for all of Pennsylvania’s 3- and 4-year-olds.

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2015 Let's Move Pittsburgh Champion Schools Award

Let’s Move Pittsburgh, with support from The Heinz Endowments, is pleased to announce its second year of Champion Schools Awards! We want to help every school in Allegheny County become the healthiest place for kids to learn and grow, and are excited to award funding to Champion Schools with new or existing programs geared towards children’s health and well-being. 

Let’s Move Pittsburgh is looking for Champion Schools whose programs or projects are focused on at least one of the following areas:

Bag the Junk: Let’s Move Pittsburgh challenges applicants to increase healthy food and nutrition education in schools. 

Get Kids Moving: Let’s Move Pittsburgh challenges applicants to increase physical activity in and out of schools. 

Teach Kids to Grow and Cook Food: Let’s Move Pittsburgh challenges applicants to increase knowledge of how to grow and prepare healthy food among youth. 

Who May Apply? Educators, administrators, students, food service directors, school nurses and/or parents on behalf of an early childhood center, pre-kindergarten or elementary school in Allegheny County.    

Application Timeline: 
Applications are being accepted now through Friday, March 27 at 5 p.m. 

More Information: 
Before beginning the application, please read the application guidelines to ensure that you have all required information at hand. Please direct any questions to Erin Saltmarsh at or 412/622-6915, ext. 6752