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Better Kid Care Returns to Indiana County, by way of Westmoreland and Lawrence

Posted: October 28, 2013

Better Kid Care outreach education is available in many counties throughout Pennsylvania from Extension Educators, Better Kid Care Coordinators and Extension Support Educators.

Better Kid Care is an outreach educational program of Penn State Cooperative Extension supported with funds from the PA Early Learning Keys to Quality/ Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

With the retirement of Pat Leach, Family and Consumer Science Extension Educator in 2007, the availability of Better Kid Care educational opportunities for early care and education professionals has been limited in Indiana County. 

Through the collaboration of Patty Graff, Extension Educator and Better Kid Care Coordinator in Westmoreland County, and Darlene Sansone, Better Kid Care Coordinator from Lawrence County, early care educators from Indiana County recently had the opportunity to participate in a 3 part professional development event with a focus on Science.  An average of 15 early care and education practitioners attended each session. 

Patty and Darlene are in discussion around topics for future sessions and welcome ideas from early care educators from Indiana and surrounding counties.  You may reach Patty at 724-837-1402 / pag18@psu.edu or Darlene at 724-654-8370 or dxs74@psu.edu