FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2012
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ASIA’s READY Program Awarded 2012 Mildred M. Winter Scholarship
AKRON – The READY Program (Readiness through Expanded Acculturation Development of Immigrant/Refugee Youth), a Parents as Teachers (PAT) affiliate operated by Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA), has been awarded a 2012 Mildred M. Winter Scholarship. This scholarship provides registration costs for one parent educator to attend a 5-day Foundational and Model Implementation Training. The training will position the READY Program to continue its national certification in the best practices of early childhood education services.
Families who enroll in the READY Program benefit from personal sessions with parent educators, group meetings with other parents, periodic child screenings for health, vision, hearing and overall development, and referrals to a network of community services.
The Ready Program is funded by The Akron Community Foundation, United Way of Summit County and The PNC Foundation.
Asian Services In Action
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Parents as Teachers
Parents as Teachers is the trusted resource for professionals and organizations in early childhood and education. Headquartered in St. Louis, our internationally recognized network of affiliates supports hundreds of thousands of families in all 50 states as well as seven other countries. Through a proven parent education model featuring in-home visits with parents and their children, Parents as Teachers affiliates equip parents with knowledge and resources to prepare their children for a stronger start in life and greater success in school. Parents as Teachers has one of only nine home visiting models approved by the federal government through the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. For more information, visit www.ParentsAsTeachers.org.