Children’s Village Welcomes Congressman Dwight Evans
Children’s Village was honored to host Congressman Dwight Evans (2nd District, PA) on a tour of our nationally accredited early care and education program. The Congressman and his Chief of Staff, Kimberly Turner, spent the morning with Children’s Village Executive Director, Mary Graham, and Board member and Children’s Village founder, Jim Martin. They toured toddler and preschool classrooms, the PNC Grow Up Great Library, and on-site commercial kitchen.
The visit reflects the Congressman’s commitment to witnessing high-quality early learning in action and promoting access for all children. Mary Graham provided details on the funding challenges of operating a high-quality program and the financial, cultural, and language barriers many Philadelphia families often face in seeking quality early care and education. Mary also shared stories of our program’s positive impact on students, families, and the community.
During the tour, Congressman Evans took the time to draw and play with preschoolers and meet some of our teachers.