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Port Discovery Named a Winner in The Saul Zaentz Innovation Challenge

2-Gen Program for Fathers & Children picked as Winner in
The Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

 

Baltimore, MD. (October 30, 2019) -  Port Discovery is proud to announce their selection as a winner in the 2019 Zaentz Early Education Innovation Challenge by The Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

Port Discovery Children’s Museum was awarded Second Place in the Idea Track of the 2019 Zaentz Early Education Innovation Challenge for a program called 2Gen Includes Men: Supporting Baltimore City Children and Their Fathers through the Power of Play.

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Currently under development, this program will be focused specifically on Baltimore’s low-income fathers and their children, and would use yearlong memberships to Port Discovery along with monthly father-child parenting and play workshops, events, and activities to engage fathers and children in playful learning experiences. The experiences provided will help participants use play to aid in their child’s learning and development, to strengthen bonds and relationships with their families and communities, and to positively support their children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development and school readiness.

Working with Baltimore’s Center for Urban Families (CFUF), the program will assist fathers and communities already participating in CFUF’s Responsible Fatherhood Project.

Read more about the Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative and ten winners recognized for innovation in early education via  https://finance.yahoo.com/news/winners-announced-2019-zaentz-early-130000599.html

For more information on the Zaentz Early Education Innovation Challenge, please visit https://zaentz.gse.harvard.edu/innovation-challenge/.

For more information on The Center for Urban Families, please visit http://www.cfuf.orgwww.cfuf.org.

For more information on Port Discovery Children’s Museum, please visit http://www.PortDiscovery.org.

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About The Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative

The Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is a major investment to drive transformation in U.S. early childhood education. The Initiative promotes the knowledge, professional learning and collective action necessary to cultivate optimal early learning environments and experiences. The Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative is supported by a $35.5 million gift from the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation, one of the largest gifts ever given to a university for advancing early childhood education.

About Port Discovery

As the premier children’s museum in the mid-Atlantic, Port Discovery Children’s Museum educates children and inspires life-long curiosity. Our play-to-learn philosophy opens the door for children to discover and explore the world around them and to lead smarter, healthier, more engaged lives. The Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, offers 3 floors of educational, interactive exhibits and programs and is ranked among the Top 10 Children’s Museums in the United States by Fodor’s Travel, Forbes and Parents Magazine. To learn more, visit portdiscovery.org.

MEDIA CONTACT: Abbi Ludwig | 410.864.2680 (o) | aludwig@portdiscovery.org

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