Children's Village - Early Learning Advocacy - Philadelphia; Chinatown

Children's Village - Philadelphia; Chinatown

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General Information
Description of ServiceStrengthening regulations governing early learning centers, ensuring full funding for quality programs, advocating for the fair sharing of resources among government, business, and families. Here is what we do: Lead and participate in coalitions to enlist public support of early childhood education.
Mobilize grassroots campaigns to speak in a collective, clear, and amplified voice about early childhood education issues.
Influence policy decisions by informing our legislators and the governor on issues that impact children and families.
Participate at Early Childhood Action Day.
Brief local and state officials on policies to expand access to quality early childhood education.
Encourage individuals to vote.
Geographical AreaPhiladelphia; PA
Facility/ADA AccessElevator services 5 floors. Handicapped accessible ramp and bathroom are located on first floor.
Intake ProcedureWelcome to Children's Village! All of us at Children's Village want to work closely with you. Children benefit when their home and school lives are well integrated. Children feel more secure when they see their teachers and parents talking together, smiling, and sharing important information back and forth. A strong bridge between home and school provides the best chance for a child's school success.

Families participate in a personalized intake interview prior to the child's first day. We discuss your child's daily routines, favorite things to do, and how to help your child adjust here at Children's Village. Parent/teacher conferences are held twice a year to review the child's development and learning goals. Classroom volunteer opportunities, parent workshops, and advisory committee participation are all available to parents and important family members.

We look forward to working with you to help us get to know you, your family, and your child. Children's Village serves a broad diversity of families. As we get to know you, we can respond to your growing and changing needs. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to schedule a tour of the program, or if you have any questions or concerns.
Beth Baker
Family Services Director
215-931-0192 /
Intake RequirementsHere's what you can expect at the intake interview:
• We gather contact information for anyone permitted to pick up your child as well as for those you would want us to call in event of an emergency.
• We will ask about your child’s food, medical, or activity restrictions.
• We will discuss your child's daily routines (eating, sleeping, diapering, or toileting, favorite things to do) and how your child typically handles new situations.
• Most of the intake interview is held in the classroom so that your child can observe the new surroundings, and, if he or she wants to, participate in activities.
Client Information
Intended Participants•Children: 13 months-13 years•Their Families•Non-English speaking families and children•Families eligible for public funding (Child Care Information Services (CCIS), Head Start, or Pre K Counts) and private paying families.•Early educators, administrators, ECE students, and policy makers. Currently we serve 414 children (November 2017): 51 toddlers (13-35 months), 212 preschoolers (3-5), and 151 school-agers (5-12). Eighty-nine percent of children are eligible for public funding (Child Care Information Services (CCIS), Head Start, or Pre K Counts. Seventy-six percent of children speak a language (Chinese, Indonesian, Spanish) other than English at home.
Languages SpokenChinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Fujinese), Spanish, Indonesian
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Contact Information
Contact's Name Ms. Mary Graham
Contact's Position Executive Director
Contact's Phone 215-931-0197
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 125 North 8th Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Philadelphia, PA 19106
Mailing Address 1 Same as Above
Mail Attention To Mary E. Graham
Main Phone 215-931-0190
Fax 215-413-2102
Service Location Email
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Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Children's Village
Affiliated Program: Children's Village - Philadelphia; Chinatown
This Service: Children's Village - Early Learning Advocacy - Philadelphia; Chinatown
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Children's Rights Groups (TD-1600.3100-140)