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More Children Receiving High Quality Services

More preschool children in Snyder and Union Counties will receive high quality early childhood education services. On January 22, Governor Tom Wolf announced news that he was releasing funding to serve more than 5,300 additional children in Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts classes. In the Midd-West School District, only 28.6% of children under 5 are in high quality early childhood education programs. In Selinsgrove Area School District, only
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Federal grant funds Head Start & Early Head Start for 5 years 

SUMCD was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to continue providing Early Head Start and Head Start in Snyder, Union, and Mifflin Counties over the next five years. We have been providing Head Start since 1969. When developing the new grant application, we wanted to be sure that we were proposing a program model that was proven effective. Research has shown
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Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

Please spread the word! SUM Child Development will award three $500 college scholarships to high school seniors who were enrolled in the SUMCD Head Start program as children and who plan to continue their education in a post-secondary school that awards associate or bachelor degrees. The scholarship is given through the contributions of SUMCD staff as a way of rewarding the hard work and
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Raise the Region Fundraiser

We are participating in Raise the Region 2015—a 30 hour online fundraising event to support your favorite nonprofit. Mark your calendars! From 6:00 p.m. March 11th until 11:59 p.m. March 12th—go online to www.RaiseTheRegion.org and make a donation. All gifts are tax deductible. All gifts will be stretched by a generous contribution from Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships. We can also win prizes—stay updated on
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NEW Center for School-age Development

As our program for school-age children evolves to meet the changing needs of the kindergarten through 6th grade population, and to capture the extent of programming we have developed for this unique age group, it is time to change our name. We are proud to announce that the SUMCD School-age Programs will now be known as “SUM’s Center for School-age Development” (CSD). The program was featured
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