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Feb 3 is the deadline for proposals to participate in 2022 Pitch Night event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2022
MEDIA CONTACT: Laura Carr, Public Relations Strategist, 513-608-0730
or lacarrcomm@gmail.com

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Preschool Promise (CPP) provides a unique open submission process for their Pitch Night competition. Local and regional individuals, non-profits, and businesses are invited to pitch Finalists will be recommended to the CPP Board of Managers for approval of contracts to do business. creative ideas to identify, fund, and implement new products and services.  

Pitch Night applications are available online now.  The 2022 Pitch Night proposal deadline is Thursday, February 3 at Noon EST.  A review board will recommend finalists to the CPP Board of Managers to approve contracts to do business. The participants selected will make virtual presentations to a panel of judges and a live audience of parents, Community Providers, educators, and community members on Facebook LIVE on Tuesday, March 1. Proposals should reflect at least one of the following strategic focus areas:

• Kindergarten Readiness — helping preschoolers attain the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success in primary school, later learning, and life.
• Improving Community Preschools — supporting Community Providers in reaching and maintaining 3-, 4- or 5 stars on Ohio’s Step Up To Quality Star Rating System;
• Supporting Early Childhood Education Workforce — driving recruitment, retention, and equitable wages for early childhood educators;
• COVID-19 Recovery — addressing the challenges in early childhood education faced by preschoolers, families, and educators related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2021 Pitch Night awardee was the Linton Chamber Music’s Peanut Butter & Jam programming. The customized Peanut Butter & Jam sessions are held at Community Provider locations and offer unique musical instruction.

CPP Executive Director & CEO Chara Fisher Jackson says, “We are looking for creative opportunities for preschoolers to learn by having different experiences. PB&J offered us a chance to enhance the educational experiences available from the Community 

Providers we support.” According to research from the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California, music instruction can speed up language development, reading, and other skills.  

"Every proposal submitted will be carefully considered for the best ideas in meeting our strategic focus areas,” adds Fisher Jackson. “We encourage creative, out-of-the-box thinking to enhance our preschoolers and families educational journey. Every idea will be considered.”

The proposal criteria and application for participating in Pitch Night are available for download now at www.cincy-promise.org.

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