The Philadelphia Business Journal recently announced Children's Village Board President Denise Di Simone Killen as a winner of a 2011 Women of Distinction award. Denise is Senior Vice President, PNC Corporate Finance. Women of Distinction spotlights the region's most influential business women. Denise is honored for her dedication to the community and professional accomplishments.
Children's Village benefits from Denise's volunteer leadership, generosity, and passion as an early learning advocate. A Board member since 2007, Denise has been President since 2010.
Take a moment to read Denise's message about supporting our mission.
With a click on your cursor, you can see Children's Village through the eyes of the children! Our website is new; our commitment to high-quality early care and education remains unchanged.
In addition to our expansion, our 35th birthday brings a refreshed logo and website. Over the years, we've worked hard to offer each child and family the best in toddler, preschool, and school-age care and education. Our new website takes you into our classrooms and onto our play deck!
Children's Village is especially grateful to Board member Heseung Kim, Ed.D., President/CEO of Mighty Engine. Heseung and her Mighty Engine staff donated their time and talent to develop our new logo, website, and other marketing materials. This rebranding effort is a key goal of our Strategic Plan.
For more information about Mighty Engine, visit www.themightyengine.com
White House officials invited Children's Village to share center stage with President Obama during his November 8 press conference at Yeadon Regional Head Start Center. The President announced stricter performance standards for Head Start, the federal preschool program for children from low-income families.
"Children's Village is committed to the highest quality early education program and we applaud this initiative. We strongly advocate that the doors to quality early learning must be open to every child and family," says Mary Graham, Executive Director of Children's Village.
"Children's Village was highly recommended to the White House to host the event," says Mary. After touring and inspecting our facility, White House officials told me that they were very impressed with our program and staff but our building posed communication and security challenges. To recognize Children's Village, the White House welcomed us to appear on stage during the President's speech," said Mary.
To view a video of the President's speech, please visit www.c-span.org
. Click on the link under "Video Playlist" on the right-hand side.
At the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2011 Annual Conference, Mary Graham, Executive Director of Children's Village, and Geri Henchy, Director of Nutrition Policy and Early Childhood Programs at the Food Research Action Center, offer insight on how early learning programs can impact children’s eating habits and nutrition.
Reflecting our belief in Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Children’s Village has continued to enhance its Nutrition Program, adopting best practice standards from the University of North Carolina’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Children’s Village’s on-site commercial kitchen serves more than 200,000 healthy meals each year. To see what's cooking in our kitchen, download our menus.