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SCO Program Leaders Participate in Early Childhood Development Forum Panel

April 15, 2015 / SCO News

SCO’s Maggie Petrosky – Director, Nurse Family Partnership & Parent-Child Home Program and Chanda Hill – Assistant Executive Director of Program Services (overseeing SCO’s Early Childhood Programs) were among the Early Childhood leaders who served as panelists at the Early Childhood Development Forum in Brooklyn, hosted by Borough President Eric Adams and the Parent-Child Home Program, National Center. The forum brought together thought leaders, direct service organizations and policy makers to discuss the importance of early childhood education and care, specifically between the ages of 0-3.

Chanda Hill joined panelists from NYU’s Child and Family Policy Center, Public Health Solutions, University Settlement and the NYC Department of Education in a dialogue focused on identifying needs and opportunities to develop a public policy agenda that will expand existing early childhood interventions and create new ones to support more Brooklyn children and families.

In a panel discussion alongside representatives from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, University Settlement Northside Center for Child Development and Lutheran Family Health Centers, Maggie Petrosky highlighted the proven results delivered by SCO’s NFP and PCH programs, and the positive impacts these outcomes have on the communities we serve.

Elected officials in attendance included BP Adams, NYS Senator Daniel Squadron, NYS Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, NYC Council Member Stephen Levin and Council Member Antonio Reynoso.

Last year,


of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national literacy performance standards

4 out of 5

runaway or homeless youth leaving our transitional living programs are engaged in educational pursuits or gainful employment