Lewistown Center Receives $5,000 Award

Lewistown Children’s Center is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from Walden University. The university, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, awarded a total of $25,000 this year to schools and educational facilities for the purpose of enhancing classroom education. The Lewistown center was one of five institutions nationwide to receive the 2014 Educator for a Day grant.Walden Univ award

The center held an Educator for a Day event on November 20th ,during which a Walden University representative presented the award. Local professionals/community representatives attended the event which included touring the facility and classrooms, reading to the children, participating in small group learning activities, and then joining a round-table discussion where they learned more about the programming at the site and the importance of early childhood education in the community.

Linda Fallon, Lewistown center director, applied for the grant and reports that the funds will be used to update media and technology resources, including interactive SMART boards for preschool classrooms. Guests of the event included Christina Cantu, of Walden University, State Sen. Jake Corman; Mike McMonigal,Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11; ValerieWoodring, early childhood teacher at Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology; Dawn Hayes, Mifflin County School District (MCSD) federal programs; Debi Mathias, director of the Quality Rating and Information System National Learning Network; John Bilich, assistant director of the Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology; Diane Stewart, MCSD; and Steve Schaaf, MCSD director of elementary education, among others.

Applications Available for New Pre-K Counts Programs

We are now accepting applications for New Pre-K Counts Classes. SUMCD has been awarded additional grant funds from the PA Department of Education, Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to expand early childhood education in Snyder and Mifflin Counties. New classrooms in Middleburg, Selinsgrove, and Lewistown!


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SUMCD currently provides Pre-K Counts classes at the Lewistown Children’s Center and in the elementary schools in Mifflinburg and Midd-West School Districts. Additional classrooms will be opening in Lewistown, Middleburg, and Selinsgrove. All SUMCD programs use a research-based curriculum proven to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. SUMCD Pre-K Counts classes offer high-quality learning environments and tools that will offer children the opportunity to learn, explore, and grow educationally and socially.

Contact SUMCD (570-966-2845 or 717-242-3032) for information about the program and eligibility. Classes will begin SOON.

Families must meet the following financial qualifications:

  • Family of 2—less than $46,530 yearly
  • Family of 3—less than $58,590 yearly
  • Family of 4—less than $70,650 yearly
  • Family of 5—less than $82,710 yearly

For more information, read the Department of Education Press Release.

Annual Meeting of the Corportation

The Annual Meeting of Snyder Union Mifflin Child Development, Inc. will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd at the Shade Mountain Winery from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. Board, staff, and policy council members will be in attendance.

RSVP By October 20th to Lisa at 966-2845 or LStorer@sumcd.org

Kiwanis Donates to EHS

The Kiwanis Club of Mifflinburg selected our Early Head Start Program as recipient of a $150 donation. The donation was made to SUM Child Development to purchase books for each of the children in the Early Head Start Program who reside in Snyder and Union Counties.Jamie Bartlett, Early Head Start Assistant Coordinator, and Pam Fisher, Early Head Start Home Visitor, attended a recent meeting of the Kiwanis Club, held at the Mifflinburg Park, to thank the Club for the donation and, upon their request, speak to them about the programs offered by SUM Child Development. Jamie reported that the children were thrilled with their new books and immediately began to pour through them.

Loving the new book!

Loving the new book!


She and Pam shared photos of the babies and toddlers in the program enjoying the stories. The books were delivered by the Early Head Start Home Visitors and are an important enhancement of SUM Child Development’s literacy program.

SUMCD to hold Auction August 2nd

We are excited to be decluttering or warehouse and storage areas! Spread the word! SUMCD is having an auction!

When:      August 2nd; 9:00 a.m.
Where:     SUMCD Warehouse
113 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg, PA

We will have the following items available for bidding:


We will be auctioning off two Agency Vans. They both are 1999 White 7 Passenger Plymouth Voyagers. One has 140,000 miles and the other 144,000 miles. Both are in Fair Condition, have good maintenance records and are currently inspected.  V-6, 3.3 L.  (Call to arrange prior test drive or to view.)


Wooden Two Step; 3ft High Book shelf; 2 – Four Shelf Book Displays; Red Play Tube-Crawl Through; Wood-3 Person Bench; Play High Chair; Little Tikes Toy Storage/Seat; Doll House

Crayola Trace and Draw Project Kit; Assorted Toys; Graco Baby Swing; Bye Bye Buggy-4 Seater; Children’s Slide; Red Tricycle; Toddler Bike with Training Wheels; Fisher Price Infant Bounce; Table with steel Legs; 2 Wood Benches; Assorted Games and Puzzles; Child’s Rocking Chair;  Hearing Station with 9 Headsets; 30 Wood Children’s Chairs


Whirpool Upright Refrigerator/Freezer (Very Nice); 6 Sturdy/Heavy Folding Tables – very good condition; Steam Table; Food Transport Containers


Computer Desk-Metal with wood Grain; 2-Two Drawer Metal Filing Cabinets; 2-Four Drawer Metal Filing Cabinets; Cardio Glide by Weslo; Glass Top End Table; Small Computer Desk; 2 Artificial Plants; Wood Book Case; Big Metal Chandelier;  Round Table; Love Seat; 2 Office Chairs; 5 Cork Bulletin Boards (6’ x 4’); Ikea Desk w/shelves


2 Wood Community Lofts for Children 3-7 years.  Good for Churches, Day Cares, Larger Play areas.


Baby 6 Gallon Water Heater; Counter Top; Stainless Double Sink; Vanity with small sink; Approximately 50 Cement Block; 30 Red Bricks some white all on 1 pallet.


2 Antique Oak Desks; Kenmore A/C 15000 BTU; New Set of 4 Tires, Goodyear Regatta 205/70/14; Book Case; Foosball Table