Muth, Flynn to Hold Hearing on Early Education Access

DUNMORE PA – A public hearing on the importance of access to early childhood education, and its impacts on childhood literacy outcomes, will be conducted Thursday (Nov. 17, 2022) by state senators Katie Muth, chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee, and Marty Flynn, at 10 a.m. in the Fricchione Early Learning Center at Marywood University in Dunmore.

The hearing will also accommodate virtual participation on Zoom. Anyone interested can register in advance online, here. It additionally will be live-streamed on Muth’s website, here, and her Facebook page.

The hearing will include two panels of testimony that will feature educators, policy experts, and advocates. Confirmed participants include …

  • Donna Reid-Kilgore, Pre-K Counts teacher at the Bloom Early Education Center;
  • Laura Sosik, 2nd grade teacher in the Scranton School District;
  • Donna Salva, adjunct professor in graduate reading and education programs at Marywood University; Lindsey Ramsey, assistant director of policy and practice, Trying Together;
  • Kimberly Early, senior director of public policy and advocacy with the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children; and
  • Donna Cooper, executive director of Children First.

Muth represents the 44th Pennsylvania Senatorial District. It includes Amity, Douglass, and Union townships in Berks County; North, East, and South Coventry, and Warwick townships, and Spring City borough in Chester County; and Lower Pottsgrove, Limerick, and Upper and Lower Providence townships, and Collegeville and Royersford boroughs in Montgomery County.

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