Enhancing the Pre-K Classroom Experience

May 17, 2017 9:40 AM ET
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To enhance early childhood education, PNC recently announced a $5 million initiative with online charity DonorsChoose.org. The program helps pre-K teachers obtain instructionally rich school resources, such as books, art supplies, classroom technology and field trips to child-friendly museums.

On the initiative’s first day, PNC funded 849 projects in public and charter pre-K classrooms in 22 states and Washington, D.C. The initiative also expanded DonorsChoose.org’s crowd-funding platform to Head Start centers around the country. In addition, PNC will match donations to all eligible pre-K projects within its service area, subject to restrictions and a maximum dollar amount.

PNC’s investment was made as part of PNC Grow Up Great®, a $350 million, bilingual multi-year school readiness initiative for children from birth to age 5.   

The DonorsChoose.org initiative adds to PNC’s existing programs that help enrich early learning and raises awareness of a quality early childhood education’s impact on the youngest students.