The Pennsylvania Key welcomes Marnie Aylesworth as the new director.

Marnie has worked in the field of early childhood education for over 25 years. She holds a Master’s degree in early childhood education and is in the final stages of her dissertation for her Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction (ABD). Her current research is focused on the impact mindfulness can have on early childhood educator’s health and well-being as well as on their ability to successfully work and teach in a prekindergarten classroom, specifically in communities where poverty is prevalent.

Marnie has been with the PA Key for nearly eight years, working to support early childhood programs like PA Pre-K Counts and Head Start State Supplemental. She is dedicated to a collective leadership philosophy and very excited to lead the PA Key in the next chapter of early childhood education in Pennsylvania. Send her a welcome at