Come visit the DC Playblocks sites
sponsored by the GCH Endowment to Promote Quality Early Childhood Education.
"Sweet Dreams" at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue
About DC Playblocks
The goal of the DC PLAY BLOCKS campaign is to raise public awareness about the need for high quality care and educational programs in the District of Columbia. The overall message is that “QUALITY PRESCHOOL MATTERS.”
National studies show the benefits of early childhood care and education include:
Increased maternal employment and earnings
Increased skills and knowledge
Increased high school graduation and college attendance
Increased skilled employment and earnings
Inspired by the DC Party Animals and Pandamania public art projects sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities a few years back, the Endowment’s yearlong campaign will bring attention to the needs of the 33,000 zero-to-five-year-old children and their families that live in the city and in the shadow of the Capitol. In the fall of 2006, a commemorative PLAY BLOCK designed by the nationally known, Washington-based artist, Di Bagley Stovall, will be placed in front of the John A. Wilson Building, the district government building, and will remain at that location through the fall of 2007. Her PLAY BLOCK illustrates that together we can empower ALL children to reach the sun, the moon, and the stars.
Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities with the DC Early Care and Education Administration, DC Leadership in Action Fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, E*TRADE Financial Corporation Donor Advised Fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, Fannie Mae Foundation Fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, Federal City Council, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, M. Russell and Associates, PNC Bank, Procter & Gamble, Teaching Strategies, Inc., and W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
James G. Davis Construction Corporation and Miller & Long Concrete Construction are generously providing in-kind support.
GCH Endowment to Promote Quality Early Childhood Education
1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 715
Washington, DC 20036
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