April ’21 SUMMIT Summary

April is the month that we celebrate young children. SUMMIT always has a lot going on, but some special activities are always scheduled during the Week of the Young Child. We captured a lot of the daily events on our social media pages. You can find highlights from various classrooms on Instagram.

Early Learning makes the biggest difference in the lives of children, families, and our community! Take part in Month of the Young Child by sharing your story about the impact of quality early learning. How has having access to quality early learning made an impact on you, your child’s life, or if you’re a teacher what are the impacts you’ve seen in your classroom?

Send YOUR story to Mary at marhal@pakeys.org and it could be published on PA’s Promise for Children website! (Make sure to let us know too!)


All of our locations are open this summer! We have camps in Mifflinburg, Selinsgrove, Lewisburg, and Lewistown!

Summer will begin by IGNITING a passion for learning within the children. Next up is finding INSPIRATION within themselves and others to become their best. Finally, the children’s imagination and creativity are ACTIVATED to help make a difference in their communities.

Summer Camp is for children that completed Kindergarten through age 12. Don’t wait – let us know now if you are interested! Complete a Pre-registration Form or send an email to enrollment@summitel.org

With COVID this year, it was especially difficult for some families to get dental appointments. We were fortunate to have the Geisinger Mobile Dental Team visit the children at our Lewistown Center. The doctor and hygienists made the children feel very welcomed and comfortable during the exam. We had 50 children registered and 46 received dental screenings! Our Health Team and everyone else involved made this important day a huge success!

Several of our preschoolers were able to participate in PBS Kids In The Classroom, a special event for WVIA member schools! Since they were unable to visit in person, they visited virtually. WVIA incorporated fun activities and curriculum related to different habitats. One of the PBS Characters even showed up! All of the children who participated received a lunchbox, book and art kit. 

We want to thank the Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships for their donation which allowed us to purchase books for our “new mom gift bags” that we deliver to local hospitals. The bags include information about early childhood and service options for families.

A special thank you goes out to the Bucknell Athletics Student-Athlete Enrichment Program for their donation of the book, “Can I Play Too.” A Bucknell student, Derek Knight, from the Men’s Swimming and Diving team, read the book to our Lewisburg Head Start students. The reading was made possible through the Bucknell Community Engagement Fund which was created to support activities “that provide the region with access to films, plays, concerts, historical presentations or other arts, cultural, civic, social and educational activities that enhance the quality of life in our community and region.”

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