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Porter-Leath’s Teacher Excellence Program Receives CEEL Training from Harvard

This academic year, the Memphis Education Fund, invested in Porter-Leath’s Teacher Excellence Program as part of their strategy to “place exceptional teachers in every classroom.” This investment helps our Instructional Coaches, who provide thousands of hours of professional development to early childhood educators each year, to continue sharpening their skills and help embed world-class best practices in our performance based coaching model in Memphis. Each of the 13... Read More
at Monday, June 28, 2021
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Using Well Visits as a Chance to Promote Reading Skills

Widely known as Shelby County’s affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Porter-Leath’s Books from Birth program also promotes early literacy  through Reach Out and Read, a national organization which connects families of young children with books and early literacy resources during their regular visits to the doctor’s office. As a naturally trusted provider of information related to their child’s growth and development, clinicians can have a... Read More
at Monday, June 28, 2021
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Opening Soon: New Early Childhood Academy in Frayser

Porter-Leath to host virtual Grand Opening on March 26 MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Porter-Leath is proud to announce the upcoming opening of its newest Early Childhood Academy which will house preschool children ages six weeks to five and Porter-Leath’s Teacher Excellence Program. Made possible by community partners committed to high-quality early education for all Shelby County children regardless of ZIP code, the Early Childhood Academy in Frayser is a state-of-the-art preschool and... Read More
at Monday, March 22, 2021
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Porter-Leath Expands Successful Cornerstone Program to Fayette County

Service supports young families with evidence-based Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum Porter-Leath is excited to announce that its Cornerstone program is now available to families in Fayette County. Using the evidence-based Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum, Cornerstone is an early childhood visitation program that works directly with prenatal mothers, as well as families with children from birth to age 5. Certified Parent Educators meet with caregivers and families twice a month to... Read More
at Thursday, March 4, 2021
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Connecting Children to Literacy Resources: A Book & A Bite

Books from Birth provides resources for parents. Recently, the program held a literacy workshop called “A Book & A Bite,” which was sponsored through a generous grant from the St. Mary’s Community Fund . At the workshop, parents were treated to dinner and given the opportunity to learn the role of literacy in a child’s emotional development from Dr. Jeanne Wilson, Porter-Leath’s Early Childhood Literacy Consultant and Deaunn Stovall, Education Specialist... Read More
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