We are the same agency with the same high quality early childhood programs and services, but we have changed our name! Visit our NEW WEBSITE HERE!
Did you see that our Center for School-age Development Progam has been “all over the news” lately? There is ALWAYS really cool stuff going on in our school-age programs! Most recently, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) has been a huge focus of lots of the activities in which the kids have been participating.
CODING IN THE CAPITAL
Three of our students were selected to participate in the “Coding in the Capitol” program in Harrisburg on June 6. The goal of the program, organized by code.org and Microsoft, was to spotlight the need for computer science education. The students who participated showed the lawmakers how to work through a few levels of the Hour of Code — Minecraft tutorial. READ MORE…
MAKERSPACE PROGRAM RECOGNIZED AS MODEL PROGRAM IN THE COMMONWEALTH
On August 8th, 2017 SUMCD’s Center for School-Age Development (CSD) in Lewisburg was showcased as a demonstration site for our high-quality after-school program. READ MORE…
Stay tuned for more news on Makerspace and other unique activities you can find the students doing at our Center for School-age Development Program!
Spring is right around the corner, which means that our school-age staff is in high gear getting ready for Summer Camp. For current and returning families, the time to sign up is now! Open enrollment (for the public) starts April 2nd.
Hurry to sign up before all slots are filled. SUMCD Summer Camps fill up fast!
Parents have a lot to say about SUMCD programs, services, and staff. It makes us so happy to hear from them…here are a few comments we wanted to share:
Today my daughter finished her last day at the Mifflinburg Children’s Center. 13 1/2 years ago my first child started at the center. An amazing place with very caring and loving staff that were instrumental in the early years of each of my three children’s lives! You were a huge part of them growing into the caring, loving and amazing children that they are today. Thank you! ~ Stacey Willow-White
My daughters are in their second year of preschool and absolutely love their teachers. They love going to school and have such a great time. They have learned so much! ~Jamie Snyder
Love Coleman head start and every teacher there. ~ Savanna Walker
Incredible staff and facility. My child couldn’t be happier or more engaged! ~ Jessica Owens Pastuszek
The teachers are incredibly dedicated and caring individuals. There was no question where we wanted our kids to go to learn, have fun, and have the greatest care providers in the area. ~ Gretchen Croteau
I am a parent of twin girls that attended the preschool head start program and I just wanna say thank u so very much. The girls and I have never felt more welcome in a new place. The girls made so many friends! ~ Melissa Witter
We absolutely love it! The care and education can’t be beat. ~ Anna Trayer
How exciting… We were represented in Washington DC at the Families Unite for Head Start Rally and Hill Day. The Pennsylvania Head Start Association organized a bus trip for families and staff across the State to travel to the U.S. Capital. They joined people from across the country to make their voices heard by participating in a Head Start spirit rally on Capitol Hill which featured Head Start Ambassadors, Members of Congress, and other special guests. Following the rally, participants walked to the US House of Representatives and the US Senate to meet with Members of Congress.
Two staff – Shannon Noland and Jodi Fellman – joined parent Lisa Ryan and rode the bus from Harrisburg to DC for a day long adventure. They shared important information including personal stories of how Head Start benefits families and children, and additional funding needs – with staff from the offices of Pat Toomey and Bob Casey.
We thank them for taking time to advocate for this imporant cause – early childhood education!