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Category: Teacher Excellence Program

Preschool teacher facing trauma through the eyes of a 4-year olds

Preschool is a place where teachers facilitate learning through play, where young children are discovering the world around them, making friends without a care in the world. A place where most teachers have a background in early childhood or child development, training in early care best practices and anticipating preparing young children for higher learning.  Preschool teachers often expect children to show up with a clean slate ready to absorb information, but unfortunately, young... Read More
at Friday, January 3, 2020

Porter-Leath launches NEXT Memphis for Child Care Partners

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Porter-Leath recently announced the launch of NEXT Memphis, a new initiative to increase the number of high-quality child care centers by offering significant resources, training, and support to community child care providers. Porter-Leath will recruit the inaugural class of 10 providers in late January 2020. Over the next 3 years, NEXT Memphis will build a network of 40 providers, serving over 7,000 children and families. NEXT Memphis is a shared service program... Read More
at Wednesday, November 20, 2019

SESAME WORKSHOP SELECTS MEMPHIS AS NEW COMMUNITY FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD INITIATIVE

Pictured above: Jeanette Betancourt, Senior Vice President of U.S. Social Impact at Sesame Workshop with Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Sesame Street in Communities announces partnership with ACE Awareness Foundation and Porter-Leath to provide resources and services to families and children Memphis, Tennessee - Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind  Sesame Street , has announced that Memphis, Tennessee is the next community selected... Read More
at Tuesday, December 4, 2018

PBS NewsHour Special about Porter-Leath to Air June 19, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – PBS NewsHour recently visited Memphis to report on Porter-Leath’s work in early childhood development and education. One of the most trusted news programs in television, PBS NewsHour has provided reliable reporting of national and international news for over 40 years. The program is seen by over 4 million weekly viewers. Scheduled to air June 19, the feature will follow Peabody Award-winning correspondent John Yang through a school day at Porter-Leath’s... Read More
Posted by Mary Braddock at Monday, June 18, 2018