University of Maryland Children’s Hospital Partners With Port Discovery Children’s Museum on Reading Program for NICU Infants

Generous grant from PNC helps launch innovative new program

June 03, 2016

University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (UMCH) and Port Discovery Children’s Museum, with funding from the PNC Foundation, has launched an innovative early childhood education program designed to provide developmental stimulation to infants in The Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

The funding includes a $20,000 grant to Port Discovery from the PNC Foundation’s Grow Up Great initiative to develop and pilot the program and a separate $8,000 grant from PNC to the Psychology Department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) to collaborate with UMCH staff to design and administer an evaluation of the program.

Our thanks to PNC for making this program possible.


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