The hubs are part of the “Growing Together PASadena” network coordinated by the Pasadena Library’s Office of the Young Child.
By Kate Bartlett
The California State Library recently awarded Pasadena Public Library a regional Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant for $230,000 to establish seven early childhood hub sites. The childhood hubs sites will provide a welcoming space to provide families with children ages zero to five access to the services and support they need, with a specific focus on school readiness. Offering individualized resources and referrals, parenting support, and opportunities for children to grow in the five key developmental areas defined by the Early Development Instrument (EDI), the Growing Together PASadena network is set to launch in Fall 2019.
The hub sites are hosted by well-established community organizations that presently serve families with young children; La Pintoresca Branch Library, Villa Parke Community Center and Public Library, Sierra Madre Public Library, Altadena Public Library, ChapCare Lincoln Health Center, Pacific Clinics Early Head Start-Nesbitt Site, and Families Forward Learning Center.
Crystal O’Grady, Program Coordinator for the Office of the Young Child, said:
Early childhood provides the building blocks for the next generation.
Throughout the last few years, a vibrant collaborative of parents and caregivers, service providers, and early childhood advocates has informed and led the development of this project. We are so excited about the opportunity to use this funding to further Pasadena’s goal of being an Early Learning City by 2025.
Funding was received from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
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