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Community Initiatives

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FOCUS is involved in several initiatives that serve the York County community.  Click on the links below to visit each page for more information.

 

Bridge Program

York’s Early Learning Investment Commission (ELIC) and the United Way of York County have established the Bridge Scholarship Program to provide tuition assistance and additional resources to early childhood professionals.

 

Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program 

In order to support the families with the high cost traditionally associated with high quality child care and preschool programs, the United Way of York County is accepting contributions from businesses which will specifically go towards scholarships for pre-kindergarten students into high quality programs. 

 

Family Engagement

The Family Engagement Committee at the United Way meets quarterly to help plan family engagement activities and facilitate strategic relationships that help promote family engagement opportunities within the community.   

       

Professional Development

The Professional Development Committee (Directors Roundtable Group) is appropriate for directors, home providers, lead teachers, school district personnel, community individuals and stakeholders interested in networking with other community members invested in early childhood education in York.

 

Ready Freddy  

FOCUS, an early childhood initiative of the United Way of York County works to ensure that all children who enter school are ready to learn.  It does this through supporting the York County community’s early learning centers, family providers, school districts, and stakeholders, in providing quality early childhood experiences for all children.

 

Early Literacy 100 Book Challenge

Supported by PNC, the Early Literacy 100 Book Challenge encourages families to read to their children every day, which research tells us is the best way to prepare them for success in school.