Local Businesses Donate for Attendance Prizes!

We have awesome local businesses in our communities! Everyone is becoming more and more aware of the importance of early childhood education. We have an INCENTIVE going on for summer ATTENDANCE… All kiddos with at least 85% attendance this summer will be entered to win prizes! We will post the winners on our Facebook Pages!

Scroll down and see all of the businesses that have GENEROUSLY donated gifts to include as prizes for our random drawings this summer.

Sunset Skating Rink

Dunkin Donuts, Selinsgrove

Annual Meeting Notice

The Annual Meeting of Snyder Union Mifflin Child Development, Inc. will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Shade Mountain Winery at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. Board members, Policy Council members, parents, and staff will be in attendance. RSVP By Wednesday, April 19th to Lisa at 966-2845 or LStorer@sumcd.org.

Head Start Scholarship for Graduating Seniors

Again this year, we are excited to be able to award up to three $500 college scholarships to high school seniors who were enrolled in our Head Start program as children and who plan to continue their education in a post-secondary school that awards associate or bachelor degrees.

Funds for the program are donated solely by SUMCD staff as a way of rewarding the hard work and personal growth of former Head Start students. It’s always wonderful to see how far our students have come!

Applicants must submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, a personal goals statement, and proof of acceptance to a qualifying post-secondary school. The application deadline is April 24th.

SUMCD Awarded Funding to Expand Hours

SUMCD was awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand the number of hours and days that enrolled children attend our Head Start Programs.

CEO Jane Campbell, says, “We are thrilled to receive this support to augment our services. We will start out by increasing program hours in seven classrooms throughout the three counties.” The agency will also receive start-up funding to install and upgrade outdoor areas, enhance classrooms and materials, expand transportation, and increase technology use.

According to the Office of Head Start, “research shows programs that run for fewer hours and fewer days may not have enough time to provide frequent intentional teaching… Long summer breaks can also undermine the gains that children make during the program year.” Two years ago, we pioneered this effort in our area by offering a 4-week summer Head Start Program. The additional funds will allow us to enhance our programs even further!


Results of “VOTE FOR A SLOGAN”

The SUMCD Management Team came up with the following options for a SLOGAN – and we asked the staff and our Facebook followers to help select the best fit for us! Thank you to all who participated! Below are the results of the survey. Next step – we will be sharing this with our Marketing Committee of the Board! Stay tuned!