Granny Scholarship Fund Gets a Boost!

Today BB&T Bank presented Play & Learn with a check in the amount of $3,000 that will assist pre-kindergarten children through the Granny Scholarship Fund.  Additionally, Republic Bank presented Play & Learn with a check for $20,000.  Both donations were made through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).  The EITC program allows eligible businesses to receive tax credits for donations made to organization providing scholarships to families in need.  Businesses receive a tax credit for 100% of the first $10,000 contributed and 90% of the remaining amount contributed up to a maximum of $200,000 annually.  Click here to learn ... More

We Appreciate Our Donors

Another great donation to the Granny Scholarship Fund!  Philadelphia Insurance Companies has donated $5,000 to Play & Learn’s scholarship fund through the EITC program.  We really love this program and so should you!  Click here to learn more about how you can take advantage of this great program.

Play & Learn Staff Eager to Educate

Play & Learn held an organizational wide in-service training for staff on Monday, January, 18, 2016. Teachers and assistants participated in classes on Fire Safety, Yoga, Creating Special Moments with Infants and Toddlers, Fostering Relationships with Families, Problem Solving with Children, and Creating Emotionally Healthy Environments. The response was overwhelming, and everyone is looking forward to learning during the next in-service day on February, 15th. The purpose of these classes are designed to meet the need for on-going professional development for employees to refine their skills and stay up to date with new knowledge in the field of education, in order ... More

Abington Play & Learn Align the STARS

Play & Learn is proud to announce that Keystone STARS recently awarded the Gerstadt Center with a STAR 4 designation. This accomplishment is esteemed as the highest level of excellence in completing rigorous performance standards required by the program. Keystone STARS is designed to support, improve, and recognize quality improvement efforts of early childhood facilities. To achieve a STAR 4 rating, Gerstadt Play & Learn went through a lengthy process in which director and staff qualifications and professional development, the learning program, partnerships with families and communities and leadership and management all must meet very specific criteria. Keystone STARS provided ... More

A Great Big Donation for Play & Learn

We are excited to receive another donation through the EITC program.  Schatz Family Partnership, L.P. has kindly donated $10,000 to Play & Learn’s Granny Scholarship Fund through the EITC program.  The EITC program allows eligible businesses to receive tax credits for donations made to organization providing scholarships to families in need.  Businesses receive a tax credit for 100% of the first $10,000 contributed and 90% of the remaining amount contributed up to a maximum of $200,000 annually.  Click here to learn more about how you can take advantage of this great program.
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