From Pittsburgh On Up: Catching Up With Michelle Figlar
We caught early education expert Michelle Figlar in a moment of major transition. The executive director of the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children is headed to Harrisburg this month, as she has been named deputy secretary for the Office of Child Development and Early Learning at the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Making Pittsburgh Playful
Although kids are playing less on their own than they did decades ago, experts and educators know play is essential for children’s development. The Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative is working to educate decision makers on the critical importance of play and turn parents, city officials, and even business owners into play advocates.