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The S.M.I.L.E. Program is an intensive tool for reaching families and provides additional guidance and mentoring to those families and early childhood facilities that most need the support: those who nurture, care for and educate at-risk children. Pre-K is widely understood as an integral part of each child’s learning experience and a crucial foundation for school success.  Children who will attend East Stroudsburg Area School District and are economically disadvantaged and/or low achieving will be enrolled in the program.  By investing in children’s school readiness school districts can reduce future spending on remedial program.

Support children and their families to be ready for schools, and schools ready for children

Mentor essential skills for school success in the classroom and at home

Include families, early learning programs and schools in the transition planning process

Learn to understand family diversity

Engage the community to support early learning


Collaborative Partners

The S.M.I.L.E. program is a collaborative effort between Pocono Alliance, East Stroudsburg Area School District, early learning facilities and Pocono Services for Families and Children.

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For more information on the S.M.I.L.E. Program, contact Roxanne Powell at 570-517-3958 or email rpowell@monroecountypa.gov