Looking for a job in Early Childhood Education? Do you need help planning your career path? Are you considering going back to school, but don't know where to start?

Come to the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Career Convention to meet and interview with high quality employers, learn about local ECE education programs, and plan your next career move.

When: Friday, July 31, 2015, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Public Health Management Corporation
            Centre Square East
            1500 Market Street, Lower Mezzanine
            Philadelphia, PA 19102

What: Career Lattice counselling, on the spot interviews with high quality organizations, professional development registry support, resume and interview workshops.

Cost: Free

RSVP (optional): Click here to register for the event.

The Convention will offer access to high quality employers looking to hire motivated, experienced ECE teachers. Employers include Federation Early Learning Services, Hildebrandt Learning Centers, KenCrest Services, Kinder Academy, Maternity Care Coalition, Montgomery Early Learning Centers, Play and Learn, Philadelphia Head Start Partnership, SPIN Inc., The Caring Center, and Tot-Time Development Centers.

Representatives from local training organizations such as: Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC), District 1199C Trainings & Upgrading Fund, Graduate! Philadelphia, People for People Institute - Eastern University, Professional Development Dimensions, and Southeast Regional Key (SERK) will be on-site providing information on higher education and training programs available to ECE teachers.

There will be free food, raffles, swag bags, childcare by Philadelphia Head Start Partnership teachers, and much more!
Childcare services are the third fastest growing subsector of the education industry cluster, growing overall at a rate of 17% nationally and at a similar rate locally. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is proposing a $120 million budget increase for Head Start and Pre-K services across the state, which will create an additional 1,400 new ECE positions throughout Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia alone, approximately 400 teachers, assistant teachers, administrators and directors will be needed to provide these services in as early as September. If universal pre-K is instituted in Pennsylvania, 28,000 new jobs will be created, 34% of which (9,520) will be in Southeastern PA. If this comes to pass, PA will not be positioned to meet the need for the new jobs which will be created.

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The ECEWTI Career Convention is presented by Public Health Management Corporation, Montgomery Early Learning Centers and the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children with support from the William Penn Foundation and JOIN Win-Win, an initiative of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

PHMC is sponsoring and part of the organizing committee for 2013 Homeless Memorial Day in honor of the City's homeless and formerly homeless citizens who died in 2013.

As winter approaches, thousands of Philadelphians will gather for the 2013 Homeless Memorial Day on Thursday, December 19 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Thomas Paine Plaza, Municipal Services Building. The event is held in remembrance of the City's homeless and formerly homeless citizens who died in 2013, and the occasion serves as a reminder for the City of Philadelphia to renew its commitment to ending homelessness. Click here to view the flyer.

Event Celebrates New Facility in Northeast Philadelphia

Join staff, board, supporters and residents of The Bridge Adolescent Treatment and Youth Opportunity Program, an affiliate of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), as they celebrate the groundbreaking of the program’s new, specially-designed facility. As the only adolescent residential substance abuse treatment program in Philadelphia, the Bridge has been a pioneer in promoting recovery, resiliency and healthy lifestyles among adolescents and their families for over 41 years.

The Bridge’s new facility in the Northwood section of Philadelphia will transform a vacant urban lot into a vibrant space for program residents. “We are excited to move into a new building that was specifically designed to meet our needs,” says Bridge director Michael Ogden. “A beautiful, state-of-the-art facility demonstrates our commitment to innovation and can help our clients to feel better about themselves.”The plan provides housing and treatment space for adolescent males (ages 14-18), an area for outpatient services, a school where residents study in well-lit, airy classrooms, plus a game room, fitness room, workshop and theater.

What: A groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction for a new facility to house The Bridge’s residential and outpatient programs, as well as The Bridge’s licensed private school. Doors are scheduled to open July 2013. Attendees can view a preview of the site plans and meet residents at a festive ceremony that includes neighborhood residents and local community leaders.

Who: The Bridge provides quality, accessible treatment while preparing clients to re-enter their communities as drug-and alcohol-free members of society. A subsidiary organization of PHMC, The Bridge has helped over 10,000 people since 1971.

The Bridge provides a comprehensive continuum of services including a residential substance abuse treatment program for 38 adolescent males (the only one in Philadelphia); an outpatient treatment program for people of all ages; a licensed private school; a home-based Continuing Care Program to support its residential program participants; the West Philadelphia E3 Youth Opportunity Center, which helps out-of-school youth and youth returning from juvenile justice placements develop academic, vocational, and life skills; and Bridge Intensive Prevention Service (BIPS), an afterschool delinquency prevention program.

When: July 24, 2012, 12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Where: 1101 Adams Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124

For more information about the event and to register to attend, please contact Joanne McKeone at 215.342.5000 ext. 228 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information on The Bridge, visit



You may not have time to keep up with new technologies - but adolescents do! This workshop will discuss the online sexual behavior of youth and the vulnerabilities associated with youth developing online problematic behavior. Youth are at high risk for both exploiting others online and being victims of online sexual exploitation. This workshop will provide a live, online demonstration of areas on the internet where youth engage in sex online. Participants will be introduced to technologies such as peer-to-peer file sharing, Twitter, Pintrest, chat rooms, online gaming, and Second Life Implications for youth accessing these venues will be discussed, including the ways online sexual experiences may impact developmental issues and offline behaviors. The psychology of the internet will be used to help understand why many youth find themselves in trouble online. Practical suggestions for assessment, management, and intervention for all helping professionals will be presented.

Date: October 5, 2012

Place: Public Health Management Corporation
260 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
18th floor Board Room

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the various methods and venues of youth online sexual behavior
  • Recognize unique aspects of the Internet and how it influences youth online sexual behavior
  • Recognize how developmental issues of youth influence their online sexual behavior
  • Screen and assess for exploitive and problematic online sexual behavior in youth
  • Manage and intervene with youth whose problematic online sexual behavior is out of control

Our Presenter

Dr. David Delmonico is a Professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Delmonico is a graduate of Kent State University’s Counseling and Human Development Services Program, conducts research, consultation, and training on topics such as cybersex, cyberoffense, and cybersafety for both adults and youth. Dr. Delmonico lectures on topics such as general Internet psychology and sexually addictive and compulsive behaviors. Dr. Delmonico is co-author of In the Shadows of the Net, Cybersex Unhooked, and Cybersex Unplugged. He has published numerous scholarly articles on a variety of addiction and sexuality topics. Dr. Delmonico is Director of the Online Behavior Research and Education Center (OBREC) at Duquesne University and associate editor of the Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity journal.

CE Credits

This session is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists and the Joseph J Peters Institute. The Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. The Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This program provides six (6.0) hours of CE credits for Psychologists and Social Worker Board licensees and is approved for Act 48 Credit.


$150.00 per person for registrations received by September 24, 2012 payable to Joseph J Peters Institute

$125.00 per person (discount for agencies registering 3 or more people at one time)

$165.00 LATE REGISTRATION, per person after September 25, 2012 or day of the event

CE credits and ACT 48 credits have an additional processing fee of $5.00 per credit. Please bring a check written out to the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists for the amount reflective of the number of credits you are requesting.

For more information, download the flyer and registration form here.


On March 29, 2011, PHMC, along with the Philadelphia Free Library and City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, joined others across the state to kick-off the Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child literacy program—a state-wide campaign to highlight the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers ages 3 to 6 through a single, shared reading experience.

PHMC-managed Keystone STARS and Out-of-School-Time programs read this year’s book selection—Whose Shoes? A Shoe for Every Job by Stephen R. Swinburne—to 9,175 children throughout its sites in Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. PHMC welcomed Mayor Nutter to Children’s Village childcare center in Center City to read to a group of preschoolers and speak on the importance of early childhood education.

Throughout the month of April, PHMC seeks to draw attention to the importance of investing in early childhood education and out-of-school time programs. “These investments jump-start the economy through the creation of new jobs, increase sales for Pennsylvania businesses and build the skills of our future workforce,” said Jennifer Friedman, PHMC’s director of Southeast Regional Key for the Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality initiative.

For more information on the Southeast Regional Key, click here.

For more information on Pennsylvania’s One Book, Every Young Child initiative, click here.