Education Committee

"How To Walk To School: Blueprint For A Neighborhood School Renaissance"

Meet the Authors and Panel Discussion at Henry C. Lea Elementary School47th & Locust May 5th @ 5:45pm Free and Open To The Public

The authors of a groundbreaking book about how parents and community members helped to turn the Nettllehurst School in Chicago, a failing public school, into an outstanding and revitilized one. Discussion will include lessons from the examples in the book that parents and community members could use at our local Philadelphia public schools. Discussion is open to the public. Bindlestiff Books will have books for sale at the event.

Garden reception and refreshments will be served.

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Cedar Park Neighbors Education Night, Nov 10th

Everywhere you go in Cedar Park these days, you see parents and caregivers pushing little ones in strollers.  The crowded and noisy new playground at Cedar Park testifies to the community’s dedication to our littlest neighbors as well as the growing number of small children.  To support families often overwhelmed by the number of choices and the lack of information, Cedar Park Neighbors is hosting a series of Education Nights.   Meet Parents and School Representatives

For the first of these events, we have invited pre-k schools and daycare centers located in and around Cedar Park to present their school to the community. The representatives from these programs have prepared a brief outline of their program along with a description of their philosophy of early childhood education.  We will also provide attendees with an information packet detailing the pre-k options in the community.   While making the choice about where to send your child to preschool remains daunting, we hope that this event will help make the decision less complicated by providing clear information about many of the early childhood education options here in Cedar Park.   Please join us for the first Education Night on November 10th at 7:30 PM. The event will be held in the upstairs lounge at Studio 34, located at 4522 Baltimore Avenue.

Early in 2010, we will be hosting a second Education Night when we hope to invite a number of local elementary school principals to describe their schools.  Stay tuned for more information!