2023 Pennsylvania’s Equity in Early Childhood Education (ECE) Champion Awards 

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is honored to recognize the work of the early childhood education (ECE) programs and professionals on behalf of Pennsylvania children and their families through embracing diversity and full inclusion as strengths, upholding fundamental principles of fairness and justice, and working to eliminate structural inequities that limit equitable learning opportunities. Learn more about this award and about ECE equity in Pennsylvania. >

2023 Gold Level Recipients

Beginnings, Inc.

Johnstown, PA
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Child Time Learning Daycare Inc.

Allentown, PA
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Children’s Playhouse (Marshall St. location)

Pittsburgh, PA

Early Head Start, Pittsburgh Public

Pittsburgh, PA

Family Service Association of Bucks County Bilingual Nurturing Parenting Program and Facilitator

Langhorne, PA
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Green Trees Early Learning Center, Inc.

Milford, PA
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Hanover Area YMCA

Hanover, PA
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Nurse Family Partnership-Erie County Department of Health

Erie, PA
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Raylene Posten

Allentown, PA

Rosanna Matos

Philadelphia, PA

Saint Francis ELC

Norristown, PA
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School District of Lancaster’s PreK Program

Lancaster, PA
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Schoolhouse Learning Center

Trumbauersville, PA
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Philadelphia, PA
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The Children’s Ark at St. George’s

Ardmore, PA
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The Growing Garden Child Care Center, LLC

Tarentum, PA
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TIA The Journey

Upper Darby, PA
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Ukrainian Learning Center for Children

Jenkintown, PA
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Widener University’s Child Development Center

Chester, PA
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Woodlyn Academy

Woodlyn, PA
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Zakiya Parson

Darby, PA

2023 Silver Level Recipients

Precious One’s Child Care Center, Inc.
Jenkintown, PA

First Up
Philadelphia, PA

Learning on Laurel, LLC
Pottsville, PA

Kidz Connect Child Care Center LLC
Easton, PA

Cedar Tree Child Care
Elkins Park, PA

Kim Alloway
York, PA

Greenway Early Learning Center, LLC
Whitehall, PA

2023 Bronze Level Recipients

Amanda Serra, Crayon Clubhouse II | Connellsville, PA
Amber Konopka | Newtown, PA
Annie’s Bubble Care | Erie, PA
Beautiful Beginnings Childcare Center, Inc. | Philadelphia, PA
Child Care Professionals Network IDEA’s Program | Springfield, PA
Children’s Playhouse (Passyunk Ave. location) | Philadelphia, PA
Diane Hoffman Family Child Care | Ebensburg, PA
Different Expectations Educational Services | Philadelphia, PA
Great Minds Think Alike TWO (Providence Ave. location) | Chester, PA
Innovation & Exploration STEM Early Learning Center | Warrington, PA
Kiddieland Child Care & Learning Center | Tarentum, PA
Miss Doreen’s Playmation Childcare | Barto, PA
Penny’s Daycare LLC | Tioga, PA
Sholypop Daycare 2 (Kensington Ave. location) | Philadelphia, PA
Sunshine Cottage Childcare | Sinking Spring, PA
The Caring Center | Philadelphia, PA
Theresa Paludi | Norristown, PA
Two Hands Are Better Than One Learning Center | Pittsburgh, PA
We Care Learning and Development Center | Philadelphia, PA