First Up

Champions for Early Education

Philadelphia, PA   |  http://firstup.org

Mission

First Up champions high quality early care and education for all young children from birth to age 8 in Southeastern PA through professional development, advocacy, and public engagement. We work directly with early childhood educators and professionals to provide them with best-in-class training and affordable technical assistance to ensure that organizations run effectively and meet standards of state and national accreditation. First Up works to increase statewide investment in and understanding of early childhood education through advocacy, leadership, and partnerships that promote action and change.

Ruling year info

1968

Executive Director

Carol Austin

Main address

1608 Walnut Street Suite 300

Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA

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Formerly known as

Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children

EIN

23-6438144

NTEE code info

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Management & Technical Assistance (P02)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Annual Conference

ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR CHILDCARE PROVIDERS TO LEARN DEVELOPMENTS IN CHILDCARE EDUCATION.

Population(s) Served

TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS TO ASSIST THEM IN ACCREDITATION

Population(s) Served

TRAINING AND COACHING TO AFFORD TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS NEW INFORMATION AND BEST PRACTICES AS WELL AS ADVANCING THEIR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CAREERS

Population(s) Served

PUBLIC POLICY CAMPAIGN TO PROVIDE CHILD CARE WORKERS WITH A LIVING WAGE AND PROVIDE LEADERSHIP TO A STATE WIDE COMPENSATION INITIATIVE

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First Up

Board of directors
as of 2/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jill Michal

Senior Vice President - Digital and Community Networks/Solera Health

Donald Paterson

PNC Bank, N.A.

Mary Grace Gorman

City of Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation

Cathy Kaufman

Lower Merion School District

Eileen Kupersmith

Early Childhood Education Consultant

Kathleen McCladdie

Parkway West High Scool

Adrienne McKinney

Tuny Haven International Learning Center

Joe Sirbak II

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Kathy Trainor

Arcadia University

Tracy Zurzolo Quinn

Reed Smith LLC

Kevin Cafferky

Breakthrough Strategies

Cherie Crosby

Manor College

Deb Green

Parent Infant Center

Steven Lewis

Business Management & Leadership Consultant

Joan McCarthy

Comcast University

Chris Murray

BTC Marketing

Joshua Nieves-Nazario

Accenture

Kate Woods

Schweiger Dermatology

Kathy Trainor

Arcadia University

Tracy Zurzolo Quinn

Reed Smith LLC

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Black/African American/African
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Female

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