Pennsylvania Ranks 21st in Nation for Child Well-Being

Data across 50 states show 7.3 million kids with anxiety or depression, as effects of coronavirus crisis linger, Annie E. Casey Foundation finds HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania ranks 21st for child well-being, according to the 2022 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, a 50-state report of recent household data developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation analyzing how […]

Early Learning PA: 2022-23 State Budget Grows Home Visiting, Child Care and Pre-k

Budget deal stops short of recurring funds to raise child care wages HARRISBURG, PA (July 8, 2022) – Today, the principal partners of Early Learning Pennsylvania (ELPA), a statewide coalition of advocates focused on supporting young Pennsylvanians from birth to age five, issued the following statements regarding the final 2022-23 Pennsylvania state budget. ELPA operates […]

Alignment Between Early Childhood and Child Welfare Systems Benefits Children and Families

A new report from Child Trends focuses on the importance of alignment between the child welfare and early childhood education systems and recommends better collaboration and coordination across systems to serve children and families.

Does tutoring + culturally relevant lessons + double math periods = math proficiency?

If all goes as planned, next year students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools who are struggling with math will be able to access a tutor around the clock whether they are stumped by homework after school or working independently in class. The tutoring service is one effort the Pittsburgh district is making to deal with […]

1-833-9-HELP4MOMS – National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during, and after pregnancy. The Hotline offers callers: Phone or text access to professional counselors Real-time support and information Response within a few minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Resources Referrals to local and telehealth providers and support groups Culturally […]