2022 Summit Sponsors

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Aetna Better Health Kids®

Angela Kritzer, Community Development Coordinator - kritzera@aetna.com

Thanks for visiting the Aetna Better Health Kids (CHIP) booth! Visit our website at aentabetterhealth.com/pa  to learn about our newly expanded service are and our EXCLUSIVE Monthly No Cost Over the Counter Products benefit!



Exchange Press

7700 A Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Toll-Free: (800) 221-2864

 Supporting early childhood education professionals worldwide in their efforts to craft thriving environments for children and adults.

Since 1978, over 27,000 early childhood professionals each year rely on Exchange for practical ideas and proven strategies for dealing with the day-to-day challenges of administering an early childhood program.

View a sample issue: https://storage.googleapis.com/ccie-marketing/261-Exchange/index.html#page=1


Nature Explore Main Office

7700 A St
Lincoln, NE 68510
Toll-free 1-888-908-8733

 Nature Explore is a national nonprofit program of Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, which works collaboratively with a network of organizations throughout the nation. Our goal is to help nature become an integral, joyful part of children’s daily learning.  Nature Explore provides research-based workshops, design consultations and resources created to support programs as they continue to connect children and families to the wonders of nature.

We work with schools; nature centers; national forests, parks and wildlife refuges; zoos; arboretums; early childhood programs, libraries, faith-based programs, and many others.

A network of Certified Nature Explore Classrooms is developing throughout the United States. They are appropriate wherever a traditional playground might be built.

Request Your Free Nature Explore Resource Guide
This full-color 64-page Guide mails free within the U.S.* and offers information on our Natural Products, Educator Workshops, Outdoor Classroom Design Services, and more. For activities and other resources, you can download our Families’ Club Kit here.


Health Partners Plans

Joyce Williams, Vice President of Community Engagement & Marketing Operations - jrwilliams@hpplans.com  

Health Partners Plans offers an award-winning Medicaid plan that serves all Pennsylvania residents.

HPP offers Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Medicare plans that include special benefits to improve the health and wellness of our members. We’re also committed to boosting the health of our community through outreach, education and events.


T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program

20 Erford Rd, Suite 302
Lemoyne, PA 17110
717-657-9000 option 2
Laurie Litz laurie.litz@pacca.org

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® PENNSYLVANIA Scholarship Program works with early childhood providers, colleges and child care staff to offer scholarship programs and support systems that improve the education and compensation of child care workers.

 ResourcesT.E.A.C.H. Scholarships:  Financial
& Other Supports to Help ECE Professionals
Earn a Degree Debt Free!
 (February 15, 2022)

Using T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships to
Advance Quality in Your ECE Program
(January 5, 2022)



Teaching Strategies®

Katy Kimmel, Early Learning Solutions Specialist - katy.k@teachingstrategies.com                                

We believe that all children deserve a nurturing, engaging, and high-quality learning environment designed to support their unique needs throughout the critical, formative years. 

At Teaching Strategies, we help early childhood educators build this environment and provide the foundation for success for every child by connecting teachers, children, and families to inspired teaching and learning experiences, informative data, and stronger partnerships through the leading early learning platform and solutions.   

To learn more, you can schedule an appointment directly by clicking here.



Connected Ecosystem 

Celebrating Your "Why"


IHC Solutions USA

Linda Hall, Region 3 Account Manager linda@ihcsolutionsusa.com

IHS is proud to support the Early Childhood Education Summit.   We appreciate this opportunity to support you and your team.  We are proud to say we support those who support the children.   We bring highly scrutinized health and safety solutions for our customers. Every solution we sell, we would use with our own children and grandchildren.    

Many in the PHSA have heard of or use the Zono sanitizing and disinfecting cabinet.  This one-of-a-kind sanitizing solution is used in over 1000 Head Start Centers today.  Many have decreased the overall virus and bacteria count on the very items the children and staff touch with Zono’s quick and simple 30 min cycle.  This while increasing staff satisfaction because they no longer have to use bleach water and other caustic chemicals throughout the day. 

Lastly, IHS has found an air filtration solution that is, quite frankly, the Zono of air filtration.   ERLab’s Halo provides safe, breathable air by significantly reducing the virus and bacteria count in your Center.  The Halo is ceiling mounted, like a standard fan, and provides proven 24/7 reduction of concentration loads of airborne viruses, fungi, general pollutants, harmful VOCs and even mold.  A truly remarkable product for Indoor Air Quality.

IHS welcomes the opportunity to partner with your program to ensure the healthiest and safest environment for your community. 


Zono’s sanitizing and disinfecting
process in action

Halo Air Filtration System by Erlab



Along the Way

Kristina Valdez, Executive Director

Welcome! Along The Way is a growing nonprofit that uniquely supports single parent families with safe & reliable child care in their own homes on nights/weekends; we do this as an anti-poverty initiative, eliminating one of the biggest obstacles to single parents investing in themselves through work/school --no child care during nontraditional times when they can most readily find employment or degree/training programs for adult learners. We partner with other nonprofits, employers, local government, and community members to implement our innovative approach to poverty alleviation among the most under-resourced families in Eastern PA. And we've seen amazing outcomes -- retail workers becoming business owners & CNAs becoming registered nurses.

To learn more, you can schedule an appointment directly by clicking here.
We look forward to meeting you!


Early Learning PA

c/o Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children
415 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Pennsylvania needs to make stronger investments in high-quality early care and education programs if it wants to reap the full social and economic benefits of these proven programs. Early Learning PA (ELPA) is a broad-based coalition that advocates for access to voluntary, high-quality early care and education and healthy development opportunities for all Pennsylvania children. ELPA’s public policy agenda focuses on five key components: pre-kindergarten, child care, home visitation, perinatal and child health, and early intervention.

For more information, please reach out to Keevan Merryman, kmerryman@pennaeyc.org



Start Strong PA: Child Care Crisis

Pre-K for PA: The Power of Pre-K


Kaplan Early Learning Company

Reginald Wilson, Territory Manager -

We thank you for the job that you have done over the past three years during these challenging times. Kaplan's products and services inspire a lifelong love of learning in children and educators. We are architects of learning environments and defenders of imagination. We live for inseparable bonds and open minds. We transform lives through play and vigor. For more information, visit us at www.kaplanco.com.


We're for play and all of its possibilities.



Keystone Kids Go

Lori McMonigal, Coordinator of Special Projects - lmcmonigal@tiu11.org

Are you passionate about children's health and wellness? Looking for a resource bank filled with grant opportunities, professional learning, family newsletters, best practices in action, and tips and tools from your Pennsylvania ECE colleagues? If yes, please visit Keystone Kids Go! Keystone Kids Go is dedicated to collaboration, resource development, and the advancement of systems change, leading to policies and practices that create environments that promote and support equitable access to knowledge, resources and affordable care for children, staff, and families within Pennsylvania’s early childhood education community, so that they can achieve and maintain their optimal health. For more information, visit us at www.keystonekidsgo.org.


 Welcome to Keystone Kids Go 


Lakeshore Learning Materials

Early Childhood ... Inspiring our littlest learners since 1958
Explore, discover, play and learn! Our products are specially designed to motivate and encourage little ones to investigate and engage with their world…preparing them for grade-school success!


Milton Hershey School

1201 Homestead Lane
Hershey, PA 17033

Milton Hershey School is one of the world's best private schools, where qualifying students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade live on campus. Students receive an exceptional educational experience, nurturing home life, college and career readiness support, and comprehensive health and wellness care, including medical and dental services, food, and clothing—with all costs covered. For more information, visit mhskids.org.



Be Your Greatest Self -
At Milton Hershey School

UPMC for Kids 

UPMC for Kids Members:
Health Care Concierge Services

CHIP, brought to you by UPMC for Kids, provides health insurance, including dental, and vision, and pharmacy coverage to children and teens up to age 19. No family makes too much money to qualify for CHIP. For more information, visit us online at upmchealthplan.com/forkids or give us a call us at 1-800-650-8762 (TTY: 711).

UPMC for Kids