The Southeastern Pennsylvania Early Childhood Coalition, now First Up, trains early childhood professionals in best practice skills and career development.
SPECC coaches early childhood education programs to meet the highest standards of PA Keystone STARS and national accreditation.
They continue to engage policy makers to invest in the highest-quality Early Childhood Education throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.
The goal Of SPECC is to ensure every child from birth to age eight has access to the highest quality care and education possible.
They are committed to creating a path that allows children, and their teachers, to reach their full potential.
A child’s first eight years are a crucial time in their educational development. The way a child learns before eight shapes how they develop and learn forever.
That’s why First Up works directly with early childhood educators and professionals.
First Up provides best-in-class training, specialized for educators needs, and offers affordable technical assistance to ensure that organizations run effectively.
Over the last 50 years, First Up has made many significant, positive impacts on the Early Childhood Education (“ECE”) sector in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
By supporting the continual improvement of Early Childhood Education professionals and organizations, First Up has become the Greater Philadelphia Region’s most trusted partner and advocate for high-quality Early Childhood Education.
This distinction enables them to create new connections with government officials, partners, and funders to establish a collaborative network dedicated to improving the education of our youngest learners, today and every day to come.
More information on The Southeastern Pennsylvania Early Childhood Coalition can be found on their website : https://www.firstup.org