Two Exciting Announcements on Designing Early Childhood Solutions with Families
Philadelphia Parent Innovation Institute Applications Now Open
We believe that early childhood programs and services designed with families instead of for families are much more likely to meet their needs — that’s why the Early Learning Lab is launching the Philadelphia Parent Innovation Institute.
We’re excited to announce that we are calling for applications from family-serving organizations in Philadelphia that are working to strengthen early literacy and language development outcomes for children from birth through age 8 now through February 13, 2020.
Webinar — Co-Designing Solutions With Families: The Early Learning Lab’s Parent Innovation Institute
Join the Lab and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading on Jan. 28, 1-1:30 p.m. PT / 3-4:30 p.m. ET, when we will discuss how human-centered design can transform family engagement in a community, how the Parent Innovation Institute works, what’s in store for Philadelphia, and what it takes to bring the Parent Innovation Institute to your local community.
Guest speakers will include Jennifer Stavrakos, Program Officer, Great Learning at the William Penn Foundation; Sheetal Singh, executive director of the Early Learning Lab, who ideated the first Parent Innovation Institute in Oakland, California; Mansi Kakkar, design and technology strategist at the Early Learning Lab, who will be leading the Philadelphia Parent Innovation Institute; and Jenny Bogoni, executive director of the Read by 4th campaign at the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation and a local advisor for the institute. Register for the webinar.