Member News

PACCA members what's happening in your programs? Has your program recently been accredited, earned a STAR 4, hosted a visit with a policymaker, conducted a fun event? Send your news to or better yet add us to your email list. We will post to the PACCA’s Facebook page and include in the PACCA e-news. Let us help celebrate your accomplishments!

May 2017

Congratulations to Once Upon A Time Early Learning Center for being awarded an Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) for 8 student enrollment slots. The program will be up and running by mid-June, 2017 and will be working in partnership with EHS-CCP grant sub-recipient Community Action Southwest. Once Upon A Time is a STAR FOUR Early Learning Center providing child care and education services for students birth-12 years in Washington, PA.
Congratulations to Lawrence County Community Action Partnership whose summer food service program was awarded silver level national recognition from the US Department of Agriculture. The Turnip the Beet Award, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), recognized outstanding Summer Meal Program sponsors across the nation who worked hard to offer high quality meals. 
Congratulations to PACCA members who are recipients of the 2017 Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Awards:
  • Josie Collazo, Green Byrne Child Care Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Christina Ford, Westminster Mayfair Presbyterian Church Child Care Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Erin Guzikowski, Samuel Paley ELC, Philadelphia, PA
  • Laura Halley, Tender Care Learning Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dana Kraus, Tender Care Learning Center, Bethel Park, PA
  • Victoria Murray, Tender Care Learning Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Jaimie Rice, Tender Care Learning Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Nicole Savage, Tender Care Learning Center Jefferson, Clairton, PA
  • Noelle Woytko, Children’s Village Child Care Center, Philadelphia, PA

March 2017

Congratulations to PACCA member Snyder Union Mifflin Child Development, Inc. (SUMCD), a STAR 4-rated preschool and child care agency, on being awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand the number of hours and days that enrolled children attend its Head Start Programs.

January 2017

Significant return on valuable investmentsThe Daily Item, Sunbury, PA |
We can't single focus our investments in early childhood - "Overall investment in high quality programs such as Pre-K and child care are both very necessary as both provide significant returns on investments." Thanks Diana Verbeck, Executive Director, Danville Child Development Center.