Commitment to Action

Inclusion in Philadelphia’s Early Childhood Education Centers

Commitment by

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In 2016, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Policy Lab committed to pilot social-emotional training in one Philadelphia childcare center and then expand to an additional four local centers. Pennsylvania professional development and technical assistance providers will train childcare directors and staff at these centers on how to link children with community resources, integrate parent education, and build collaborative relationships among service providers. This sustainable model will leverage public childcare supports from the Public Health Management Corp, Early Intervention, Community Behavioral Health, and community mental health service providers. Financial aid for implementation will be provided through state early childhood funds. CHOP PL will evaluate impact and lessons learned using center reported data, direct observations of program implementation, and qualitative interviews with participants including center directors, teachers, and children to document improvement in children as well as changes in teacher and family sense of confidence in nurturing social-emotional skills.

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Commitment

Inclusion in Philadelphia’s Early Childhood Education Centers

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$580,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Public Health Management Corporation