ABOUT SPARK

ABOUT SPARK

Powered by
City of Philadelphia

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You support Philadelphia's
children and families.
Let SPARK support you.

Powered by
City of Philadelphia

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You support Philadelphia's
children and families.
Let SPARK support you.

ABOUT SPARK

If you have the fuel, we've got your SPARK.

If you have the fuel, we've got your SPARK.

SPARK Features

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Coaches

Coaches will still be available for visits, just like before. With SPARK, they’ll be available online too. You’ll have an entire team of coaches for an entirely new level of personal and group support.

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Professional Learning Communities

Coaches will lead new learning communities where you can learn and develop with other early education and care professionals just like you. Need advice and assistance with Professional Development or Quality Improvement plans? Just let us know.

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Content Specialists

Keep the lights on with training and support in licensing, operations, staffing, and business management. Keep them burning brightly with valuable new skills in family engagement, inclusion, and education. Our content specialists are some of the most empowering experts in the industry.

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Virtual Learning

We know the time commitment you make to provide the best care. That’s why so much of what we offer will be both in-person and virtual.

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Knowledge Center

The Knowledge Center includes training, live real-time support, self-assessment, and resources. New content is developed and curated regularly based on evaluation, identified needs, and user feedback.

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Town Square

Family home programs are a vital element in the quality of early education and care in Philadelphia. Erikson Institute is the premier graduate school in child development and the home of Town Square, an online learning community created for and with family child care providers. The PHLpreK FCC Cohort will be led by the Town Square team and involve monthly synchronous remote meetings as well as individual and small group work between meetings.

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You

The best insights and instruction start with the best understanding of you and what you do. Your unique experiences–and the wisdom you have gained from them–is everyone’s most valuable resource.

SPARK Features

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Coaches

Coaches will still be available for visits, just like before. With SPARK, they’ll be available online too. You’ll have an entire team of coaches for an entirely new level of personal and group support.

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Professional Learning Communities

Coaches will lead new learning communities where you can learn and develop with other early education and care professionals just like you. Need advice and assistance with Professional Development or Quality Improvement plans? Just let us know.

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Content Specialists

Keep the lights on with training and support in licensing, operations, staffing, and business management. Keep them burning brightly with valuable new skills in family engagement, inclusion, and education. Our content specialists are some of the most empowering experts in the industry.

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Virtual Learning

We know the time commitment you make to provide the best care. That’s why so much of what we offer will be both in-person and virtual.

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Knowledge Center

The Knowledge Center includes training, live real-time support, self-assessment, and resources. New content is developed and curated regularly based on evaluation, identified needs, and user feedback.

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Town Square

Family home programs are a vital element in the quality of early education and care in Philadelphia. Erikson Institute is the premier graduate school in child development and the home of Town Square, an online learning community created for and with family child care providers. The PHLpreK FCC Cohort will be led by the Town Square team and involve monthly synchronous remote meetings as well as individual and small group work between meetings.

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You

The best insights and instruction start with the best understanding of you and what you do. Your unique experiences–and the wisdom you have gained from them–is everyone’s most valuable resource.

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The SPARK Quality Support Center, Powered by PHLpreK, improves the quality of early learning available to families in Philadelphia, delivers high-quality support services directly to providers participating in the City of Philadelphia’s PHLpreK program, and facilitates peer networks to facilitate provider engagement in quality improvement.

SPARK is a project of Shine Early Learning. Shine Early Learning helps early childhood programs nationwide to put into place proven practices that deliver positive results - for children, families, and communities. Since 2001, Shine, as part of the broader Acelero Learning network, has developed solutions and delivered systems of support for a wide range of organizations including state and city agencies, small and large school districts, and early care and education providers. Today, we serve childcare centers, home-based providers, and private and public pre-K programs in more than 25 states nationally.

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The SPARK Quality Support Center, Powered by PHLpreK, improves the quality of early learning available to families in Philadelphia, delivers high-quality support services directly to providers participating in the City of Philadelphia’s PHLpreK program, and facilitates peer networks to facilitate provider engagement in quality improvement.

SPARK is a project of Shine Early Learning. Shine Early Learning helps early childhood programs nationwide to put into place proven practices that deliver positive results - for children, families, and communities. Since 2001, Shine, as part of the broader Acelero Learning network, has developed solutions and delivered systems of support for a wide range of organizations including state and city agencies, small and large school districts, and early care and education providers. Today, we serve childcare centers, home-based providers, and private and public pre-K programs in more than 25 states nationally.