Celebrating 20 Years
Since 2002, Keystone Kids Go, a collaborative workgroup, has been actively working to improve the health of Pennsylvania’s children, staff, and families within the early childhood education community through collaboration, resource development, and systems change.
In September 2022, Keystone Kids Go was recognized by Governor Wolf in honor of the group’s twentieth anniversary. One of the very first child care classrooms to partner with Keystone Kids Go was located in Mifflin County, PA. In celebration of the group's 20th anniversary, both a teacher and child from this classroom reconnected with Keystone Kids Go and shared an update on where they are today.
Through individual and collective action, Keystone Kids Go is dedicated to collaboration, resource development, and the advancement of systems change, leading to policies and practices that create environments that promote and support equitable access to knowledge, resources and affordable care for children, staff, and families within Pennsylvania’s early childhood education community, so that they can achieve and maintain their optimal health.
All children, staff, and families within Pennsylvania’s early childhood education community are able to achieve and maintain their optimal health* through equitable access to knowledge, resources and affordable care.
*We define health as complete physical, mental, emotional, environmental and social health.
*Engage with integrity, trust and mutual respect
*Seek and respect the diverse values, perspectives and contributions of all members
*Listen to, learn from, and co-create solutions with children, staff, and families within the early childhood education community
*Consider ways in which social determinants of health contribute to disparities and inequities
*Commit to identifying and addressing implicit bias within personal and professional practice and dismantling systemic racism
*Invest in promoting health through early childhood and family support settings
*Collaborate to enhance and sustain agency-specific programming through partnerships and resource sharing
To learn more about Keystone Kids Go workgroup and activities, contact Rose Gioia-Fine at 724.986.6026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.