March 9, 2023

PennAEYC Names Linda D. Grinage as 2023 VOICE for Children Award Honoree

The Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children (PennAEYC) recently named Linda D. Grinage, a Pittsburgh-based child care provider and advocate, as one of two 2023 VOICE for Children Award Honorees.

Grinage shares the honor with Dr. Jean Allison, an Associate Professor of Early Childhood at Delaware County Community College. Both women will be recognized at the Annual VOICE For Children Award Celebration on March 31.

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Linda Grinage is the founder and Chief Servant Operator (CSO) of of Blessed Assurance Christian Childcare & Early Learning Center, LLC., and a dedicated, Pittsburgh-based child care provider with over 20 years of experience in the industry.

In addition to leading Blessed Assurance Christian Childcare, Grinage serves as an active member of the Woodland Hills School District Kindergarten Transition Team and collaborates with other early childhood practitioners to establish kindergarten transition processes and agreements with the district’s schools. Additionally, she serves as a community advocate through ELRC Region 5’s quality partner, Trying Together.

In the past, Grinage served as a Keystone STARS Mentor, and remains affiliated with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), PennAEYC, Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA), and National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC).

Grinage earned her bachelor’s degree in Child Development & Family Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and holds both a Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Nursery and Kindergarten, as well as a Pennsylvania Director’s Credential.

Her commitment to providing quality care and education to children, combined with her compassionate and nurturing approach to child care, have made her a beloved and respected pillar of the community.

Read Grinage’s full biography to learn more.

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To learn more about Grinage’s recognition as a VOICE for Children Award Honoree or the PennAEYC VOICE awards, visit the PennAEYC website.