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Woodlands Academy Awarded Bronze, Equity in Early Childhood Education

by Woodlands Academy of Early Learning

Apr 06, 2022

Woodlands Academy of Early Learning has been awarded the Bronze level as a Pennsylvania’s Equity in Early Childhood Education Champion. More than 50 submissions were received as part of the 2022 recognition of the work being done around equity in Pennsylvania’s early learning settings.

From owner Liz Simmons, “We are honored to be recognized for this achievement. Our staff stays focused and dedicated every day in providing high quality care to children, and to ensuring all children in our care have access to the tools they need in order to be successful.”

The award, provided from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), brings awareness to and highlight the equity work being done within Pennsylvania’s early childhood education and afterschool settings, and by child care, evidence-based home visiting and early intervention professionals, as it aligns with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Equity and Inclusion Toolkit, and with the position statement of the National Association for the Education for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education Position Statement.

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is honored to recognize the work of the early childhood education programs and professionals on behalf of Pennsylvania children and their families through embracing diversity and full inclusion as strengths, upholding fundamental principles of fairness and justice, and working to eliminate structural inequities that limit equitable learning opportunities.

For more information on Woodlands Academy of Early Learning you can visit their website at

For more information about the Equity in ECE Champion Award visit the Pennsylvania Key website here.

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