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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.

Gold Recipients

  • Bennett Family CenterUniversity Park, PA
  • Carnegie Science CenterPittsburgh, PA
  • Chelten Child Development CenterDresher, PA
  • Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware CountyLansdowne, PA
  • French Creek Valley Christian ChildcareSaegertown, PA
  • Innovation & Exploration STEM Early CenterHuntingdon Valley, PA
  • J.A.M. Christian DaycareKennett Square, PA
  • KR Early Learning CenterAllentown, PA
  • Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers at CoaldaleCoaldale, PA
  • LGA-Lil Geniuses AcademyPhiladelphia, PA
  • Lyn Mitchell, Director of Early Childhood Education, Capital Area Head StartHarrisburg, PA
  • Pre-K Kids Learning CenterNew Castle, PA
  • Reading Area Community CollegeReading, PA
  • Reading DaycareReading, PA
  • Steeple KidsLanghorne, PA
  • The Children's School at Saint John'sBala Cynwyd, PA
  • The Goddard SchoolWest Chester, PA
  • The Robert and Maureen Dunham Children's Learning Center at Penn CollegeWilliamsport, PA
  • Tri County Community ActionHarrisburg, PA
  • Tumble Totts LLCPhiladelphia, PA
  • United Neighborhood Centers of NEPAScranton, PA
  • Ya-Ya's Place Family Daycare, LLCPhiladelphia, PA

Silver Recipients

AIU/Steel Valley Family Center
Homestead, PA

Brightside Academy, Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

Dare 2 Dream Daycare & Learning Center LLC
Wyoming, PA

GEARS Kids Center
Elizabethtown, PA

Jessica Jenkins (York County EIS and SPEC)
York, PA

Jack Safer, President & CEO, Brightside Academy
Pittsburgh, PA

Michelle Stevens Group Day Care
Chester, PA

Bronze Recipients

Dr. Shawna Starling, Vice President of Intervention and Development Services, Brightside Academy | Pittsburgh, PA
Extraordinary Dreamers Early Learning Academy | Philadelphia, PA
Family & Friends Child Care Center | Lansdale, PA
Little Eden Daycare | Philadelphia, PA
Loving Life Lehighton Preschool | Lehighton, PA
Shady Lane School | Pittsburgh, PA
TLC Too (NEGD) | Philadelphia, PA
Kiddie City Early Learning Center | Allentown, PA


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