Early Learning

Important Webinars from Gwen’s Girls

Information pulled from Gwen’s Girls: Parenthetically Speaking: Virtual Parent Meeting Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6 p.m. Parents are the first and most important teachers! Too often, schools make it difficult…

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How Doulas Are Improving Black Maternal Health

Doula: /do͞olə/- is defined as a woman, typically without formal obstetric training, who is employed to provide guidance and support to a pregnant woman during labor. As a nation, we…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: March 22- April 9, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from March 22 to April 9, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Child Care…

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Representation Matters: Sesame Street Introduces New Black Muppets to Teach the ‘ABCs of Racial Literacy’

Elijah, a 35-year-old meteorologist, loves running, being outdoors, watching movies and cooking! Wes, Eljiah’s 5-year-old son, loves going to school and playing pretend! These two characters are the newest faces…

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New Black-Owned Learning System Created to Help Families Make Learning Fun and “Lit!”

Learning doesn’t have to look, feel, or sound the same. It can be fun, engaging and “lit!” Gifted and Lit is a black-owned learning system created for children from kindergarten…

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Imani Christian Academy Open Enrollment for Pre-K

Is your little one going to Pre-K in the upcoming school year? You can apply here to enroll your child at Imani Christian Academy now! If you have questions about…

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Mom Celebrates Black Historical Figures with Nursery Rhymes Book

This new nursery rhymes book was written to honor Black role models including entrepreneurs, historical figures and millionaires. Rhymes of the Times: Black Nursery Rhymes was written by Mrs. Audrey Muhammad,…

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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Offers Hotspot Lending Program

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) is offering a hotspot lending program for remote learners in Allegheny County! After providing some general information to determine eligibility, adult learners, teachers and the…

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Books That Should Be in Every Child’s Library

African-American children want to see themselves reflected in the books they read, but books with black characters may be harder to find. When black children see positive representations of themselves…

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ASCI Employee on Her Experiences Being a Youth Mentor

As a child, I wanted to be a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program. Having a cool big sister was always something I wanted. Growing up, I was…

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