WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fight For Children, a DC based non-profit focused on improving the
quality of early childhood education for children from low-income
communities in the mid-Atlantic region, will host a day-long
professional development training session for school leadership on
Thursday, January 28, 2016 at the Charles Sumner School Museum in
Washington, DC from 9:00am -12:00pm. Approximately 100 principals,
assistant principals, academy leaders and teacher leaders are expected
to be in attendance.
The “Joe's Champs” Professional Development seminar, aptly named for
Fight For Children’s flagship early childhood program, will feature
sessions on brain development and maximizing instructional time. This
event coincides with National School Choice Week (January 24-30, 2016),
which is the largest series of education-related events in US history.
“Since we know a quality early education lays the foundation for
future academic success, we feel it’s critical to inform parents of
their options, along with all of the benefits from the highly
specialized early childhood programs available throughout the District
of Columbia.” said Danah Telfaire, senior program manager with
Fight for Children.
Fight For Children currently provides monthly professional development
to approximately 60 school leaders from 30 District of Columbia Public
Schools, DC Public Charter Schools, and private institutions through
their Joe's Champs early childhood program.
For more information, contact Danah Telfaire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About National School Choice Week
As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School
Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options
for students, families, and communities around the country. For more
information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com,
or visit www.facebook.com/schoolchoiceweek.
About Fight For Children
The late Joseph E. Robert, Jr., created Fight For Children and Fight
Night in 1990 as a way to marshal resources to help children from
low-income communities in the nation's capital secure a brighter future.
Since 2012, Raul Fernandez, Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports and
Entertainment, has served as Chairman of Fight For Children’s Board of
Directors. Fight For Children programs focus on improving the quality of
early childhood education for at-risk children in the mid-Atlantic
region. For further information, please visit www.fightforchildren.org.