Early Learning

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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Adventures of Sable Brown Author Teaches Kids About COVID-19

Shalise Gardner, author of children’s book Adventures of Sable Brown, has now created informative flyers that give youth safety tips to follow during COVID-19. With guidelines changing from day to day, Gardner…

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‘Bookmarks’ Series from Netflix Spotlights the Black Experience

On September 1, 2020, Netflix announced the launch of its new Bookmarks series, a collection of 12 five-minute episodes featuring Black celebrities and artists reading aloud children’s books by Black authors…

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The Education Law Center’s 2020 Back-to-School Guide

The Education Law Center (ELC) has updated their 2020 Back-to-School guide for schools, families and students. The information and fact sheets below now include COVID-19 related considerations for the upcoming school…

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