Student Success Stories

Working Student Shaunte Sloan-Ambush Offers Lessons that Last

Early childhood education working student Shaunte Sloan-Ambush offers lessons that last for children in her charge at Sunny Days Child Development Center in Harrisburg. A mother of four, Shaunte understands ‘busy’ and the rewards that come from having goals and working toward them as she balances duties at home, work, and nears CDA class completion.… Read more »

Leigh Ann Janicki’s Calling is Advanced with PDO Support

Leigh Ann Janicki has long known that for her, guiding and caring for young children is more than a profession, but a calling. Leigh Ann was among the first early childhood caregivers to be accepted into the ECE PDO at PASSHE. A stay-at-home mother of two pre-teen, homeschooled daughters for many years, Leigh Ann re-entered… Read more »

PDO Student Tyquanna Ratcliffe is Going the Distance

Student-worker-mother Tyquanna Ratcliffe is mission-focused on pursuing her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Facing financial challenges that would otherwise make higher education unaffordable, she recognizes the unique opportunity to earn a degree that is paid for by the PASSHE Professional Development Organization (PDO). With one semester already under her belt at Westmoreland County Community… Read more »