Courtney Sands with Brooklyn,7, and Julian, 19 months, of Brighton Heights.
Courtney Czarniak, left, and Mandie Russack, right of Fairy Tale Princess Visits, with Audrey Taylor,3, of Greenfield.
Courtney Czarniak, left, and Mandie Russack of Fairy Tale Princess Visits, with LaTasha Batch.
Anuja Chokshi and Alvera,4, of Mars.
Rob and Sarita Mallinger, with Ryan, 2, of Mt. Washington.
Children play at the opening of the Goddard School for Early Child Development.
By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Where and when: Wednesday at the Goddard School for Early Childhood Development; 301 Fifth Ave., Downtown
#ChangeofSEEN: The Goddard School, which opened Downtown this summer and focuses on children 6 weeks old to 6 years, is another indication of how the Pittsburgh social #seen is changing. “We have school locations in Cranberry and Moon Township, but we realized that there are many working families living Downtown (more than we ever imagined) that need options for their children’s early education,” said Matt Speranza, co-owner, who attended the event with wife and co-owner Dina.
#BestoftheBatch: The Goddard School also pledged $10,000 and one year of free pre-kindergarden tuition to the Best of the Batch Foundation. “The type of education they provide to young children really blew me away. Being able to do this kind of work in our community is so humbling and rewarding ... and it reminds us all that our job is not nearly done,” La’Tasha Batch said.
#SEEN: Joe Schumacher, president and CEO of Goddard School Systems (it has more than 400 franchised locations in 35 states); Rob and Sarita Mallinger with daughter Ryan, 2; Melissa Taylor with daughter Audrey, 3; Anuja Chokshi with daughter Alvera, 4; Courtney Sands with sons Brooklyn, 7, and Julian,19 months old.
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