Ealy Childhood Education

  • Kindergarten Open House

    February 8, 2017

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    SMCCC Kindergarten Open House When:  Thursday, February 23rd 2017  4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Where:  Salford Mennonite Child Care Centers (Kindergarten classroom) 480 Groffs Mill Rd Harleysville, PA 194387 SMCCC welcomes families of children entering Kindergarten in the 2017-2018 school year.  (Children must be 5 years old by September 1st).  Ms. Caitlin, the Kindergarten Teacher, will be there to answer any questions you may have about the SMCCC Kindergarten program as well as the benefits in enrolling in a full day program.  If you are interested in attending please RSVP to kindergarten@salfordmc.org.

  • Becoming an Expert of Your Child Seminar

    January 9, 2017

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    Becoming an Expert of Your Child: How do we launch our children well?   Parents of children of all ages are welcome to join us for a 2-part presentation at Line Lexington Mennonite Church.  Refreshments will be served. Session 1:       January 14, 2017      6:30pm-9:00pm The Goal of Christian Parenting Session 2:     February 18, 2017    6:30pm-9:00pm Beginning with the End in Mind Parenting is more challenging than ever in today’s world. With the internet flooding our minds with the latest fads and fears of parenting, what can we really hold on to as parents? John & Cindy King bring a wealth of real-world solutions to parenting from a Christian perspective. Through raising nine children of their own, they offer timely advice and counsel about how...Read More →

  • WE NEED YOUR HELP!  PA Budget Impasse

    October 12, 2015

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      Act Now About the PA Budget Impasse!   Our children, our teachers, and our classrooms CANNOT wait any longer. With the budget impasse more than 100 days long, the clock is ticking for our youngest children, with hundreds of thousands losing out on the opportunities of early education. Finally, the legislature is getting serious about negotiations. Early learning will only be a priority if EVERYONE raises their voice. The time is NOW to message Harrisburg. Take these four steps to make early learning a priority in Harrisburg. 1. Call your Representative and Senator in the next week and deliver the message below.  (This is surprisingly easy to do.  When you call, a staffer will answer.  You simply say, “My name is ___ and I...Read More →

  • Changes in Generations

    July 24, 2015

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    http://www.mostwatchedtoday.com/nature-valley-rediscover-nature/

  • Underestimating Character

    February 18, 2015

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    Underestimating Character February 16, 2015 Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience. -Johan Huizinga “If there’s one thing I hope to get right in my children, it’s their CORE. Character, moral fiber, an inner compass … these things lay the foundation for a happy, healthy future.  They matter more than any report card or trophy ever will.” This is the observation of Kari Kampakis in her Huffington Post article, “10 Common Mistakes Parents Today Make (Me Included).”  She continues… “None of us can force character on our kids, and at age 10 or 15 character won’t mean much. Children care about short-term gratification, but we, as parents, know...Read More →

  • Parenting Education

    January 5, 2015

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  • Outbreak of Shigellosis in Southeastern PA

    December 17, 2014

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    The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) is investigating an outbreak of shigellosis (i.e., Shigella infection) linked to daycare facilities in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Shigellosis is characterized by diarrhea (often bloody) accompanied by fever, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps. https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e33067afbd3d90634f2953f28/files/2014_PAHAN_0298_12_15_ADV.pdf  

  • 30th Anniversary Video

    December 11, 2014

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    Below is the link to youtube for our anniversary video.  Enjoy! http://youtu.be/zqj6YeHNWyY    

  • National Penn Bancshares, Inc. announced today a $11,000 contribution to North Penn United Way

    July 9, 2014

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    This Article below features SMCCC, check it out!! http://www.thereporteronline.com/business/20140701/national-penn-donates-11k-to-north-penn-united-way

  • Pre-K for PA

    April 8, 2014

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    Celebrate Week of the Young Child and support Pre-K for PA All Children Ready to Succeed The Pre-K for PA campaign strives to ensure that early education is a big part of the conversation among candidates in the 2014 Pennsylvania election. All children should have the opportunity to enter school ready to succeed, and your help is needed to send that message to candidates for governor and the legislature. Pre-K for PA is an issue campaign supported by individuals and organizations across Pennsylvania who believe that investing in our children is the right choice and an urgent necessity. The campaign vision is that every 3- and 4-year-old in Pennsylvania will have access to high-quality pre-k High-quality early learning opportunities would not be possible without high-quality...Read More →