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File #: 2014-0360    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Passed Finally
File created: 4/22/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: 4/22/2014 Enactment #: 231
Effective date:    
Title: BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh declares its support for continued public investments in quality early childhood education in Pennsylvania.
Sponsors: Natalia Rudiak
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MS. RUDIAK
Attachments: 1. 2014-0360.docx
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WHEREAS, The Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC), in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) works to ensure that children have the support and educational opportunities they need to grow and develop in healthy ways, particularly during the first five years of life; and
 
WHEREAS, PAEYC works to ensure every child in Pittsburgh will have access to a high quality early learning opportunity, particularly those who are at risk of school failure, in order to build a future workforce capable of competing in a global economy; and
 
WHEREAS, PAEYC is supporting professional development opportunities for those who work with young children and families from Birth to Grade 3, with a focus on quality Pre-Kindergarten services, in order to improve each child's chance for success in school; and
 
WHEREAS, public policies that support quality early learning for all young children result in increased educational attainment levels that are crucial to young children becoming productive contributing adults and to the future competitiveness of our nation; and
 
WHEREAS, PAEYC encourages active lifestyles for young children, filled with opportunities to play, so they can learn valuable social skills and grow into healthy, productive adults; and
 
WHEREAS, parents at home understand the needs of their young children and provide the encouragement and support their children need so they can gain a strong sense of love and caring.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby proclaim April 2014 as the Month of the Young Child; and
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BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh declares its support for continued public investments in quality early childhood education in Pennsylvania.