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It’s Time to Grow Up Great

Today I am attending the PNC Grow Up Great Advisory Council in Pittsburgh. In 2004, PNC adopted a corporate-wide program focusing resources on early childhood education to make a tremendous impact. Since then, PNC Grow Up Great has distributed more … Continue reading

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How Do Thirty Million Words Affect Your Child?

Did you know that by age 4 children living in poverty had heard 30 million fewer words than their counterparts in more advantaged families? This finding led Dana Suskind, M.D. to establish the “Thirty Million Words” Initiative to close the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Week of the Young Child

Last week I had the honor of attending PNC Grow Up Great’s tenth anniversary in Chicago. This week marks the Week of the Young Child.  Both of these events focus public attention on the needs of our children under 5 … Continue reading

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Preschool and the Economy: What’s the Impact on the Future?

“Third grade reading levels and absenteeism predict, with 90% accuracy, high school drop-out rate.”  I was startled by this statistic as I sat listening to the details at the Investing in Kids: Can Early Childhood Education Be an Economic Development? conference … Continue reading

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If You Could do One Thing to Make a Difference in the Life of a Child, Make it this One

The one thing that makes a difference in the life of a child born into poverty is the opportunity to succeed. How do you provide a child with this opportunity? Through quality early childhood programs. Too many families lack the … Continue reading

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PNC Promotes Early Education

In a previous blog, I discussed the critical importance of quality early childhood education for our young children.  As we transition from summer to a new school year, I want to bring to your attention the leadership role PNC, one … Continue reading

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