NARBERTH, PA – Montgomery Early Learning Centers (MELC) School Age Programs teachers Ryan Kramer and Rebecca Altman were recently recognized by the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) for their dedication to high quality after school programs.

A teacher at MELC’s Lower Merion After School Program at Penn Wynne Elementary School, Kramer was chosen as a 2015 PSAYDN After School Ambassador, one of 15 educators chosen in Pennsylvania to advocate for the importance of after school programs to policymakers and government officials in Harrisburg and Washington.

Altman, Site Supervisor at MELC’s After School Program at Merion Elementary, was chosen as a 2015 PSAYDN After School Champion. She was nominated by Lower Merion School Age Programs Director Robyn Jardine for her advocacy activities and continued commitment to high quality after school programs. In 2014, Altman was named a PSAYDN After School Ambassador.

“MELC applauds Ryan and Rebecca’s recognitions from PSAYDN,” said Ann O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer at MELC. “This is a testament to MELC and our dedication to high quality early childhood and school age programs.”

This is the second consecutive year MELC Lower Merion School Age Programs has been recognized by PSAYDN.


Montgomery Early Learning Centers (MELC) is a nonprofit organization working to develop, provide and advocate for high quality early childhood education, school age programs, and related services in support of all children.

The organization provides direct service programs to over 1,900 children per week in 19 different locations, as well as a range of professional development, technical assistance and research for educators through our PD Dimensions program.