The Pew Charitable Trusts awarded the Philadelphia based Children's Literacy Initiative with a $186,000 grant over three years to bolster child care centers in communities throughout Philadelphia. With this money CLI plans on providing training and coaching for early childhood professionals and spread literacy curriculum to these care centers.
The grant will also provide trainers for these child care centers to help teachers and professionals advance their skills in how to effectively teach children and equip them with proper literacy skills. Due to the efforts of the Pew Charitable Trusts other organizations have also joined to provide these resources to better equip these care centers throughout Philadelphia.
Early childhood literacy throughout the Philadelphia area is receiving a boon of investment and tools through this grant. Read the Entire Article
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