Reports and Fact Sheets

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Child Welfare Reports and Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet: Family First Prevention Services Act: An Opportunity to Redefine Pennsylvania’s Child Welfare Practices – May 2019


The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) was signed into law as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act on February 9, 2018. This groundbreaking legislation reshapes child welfare funding to promote prevention services for children at imminent risk of out-of-home placement.

Fostering Successful Youth Transitions in Pennsylvania: Laying the Groundwork for Positive Change


Youth want permanency. They need the system to respect their existing family ties and understand the impact of their experiences on their ability to trust and be ready to connect with caring adults.

Report: 2019 State of Child Welfare


PPC annually compiles data for the State of Child Welfare to gauge the performance of Pennsylvania’s child welfare system in meeting the needs of the children and families the system serves. We gather comprehensive data for each of the 67 counties, including information on foster care placements, children leaving or re-entering foster care and efforts to reunify children with parents or relatives. 

Annie E. Casey Foundation 2018 Transition-Age Youth in Foster Care


The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a pivotal developmental stage as young people learn the skills needed to be healthy and productive adults. This process can be complicated for youth with foster care experience.

Early Learning Reports and Fact Sheets

Report: Ready to Succeed: Kindergarten Teachers Support Investments in High-Quality Pre-k – June 2019


Ready to Succeed shows resounding support for high-quality pre-k among those surveyed, with 96 percent of elementary school teachers agreeing that students who attend a high-quality pre-k program are ready for success in kindergarten, and 98 percent agreeing that high-quality, publicly funded pre-k is an important tool for preparing at-risk children for kindergarten.

Local Fact Sheets & Mapping: Child Care in Pennsylvania – April 2019


Start Strong PA believes every child deserves an equal opportunity to a quality educational foundation that will prepare them to grow, learn and succeed. Start Strong PA is calling on Pennsylvania policymakers to focus on the most important years of a child’s development.

See County, State or House district maps showing the percent of children under 5 participating in the Child Care Works subsidized child care program who are NOT receiving care in a high-quality program.

After completing your search, you can also print a fact sheet.

Local Fact Sheets & Mapping: Availability of High-Quality Pre-k – February 2019


Access to high-quality pre-k is a fundamental building block of our state’s education system. We first created this resource in 2016, as a partner in the Pre-K for PA Campaign, to help all Pennsylvanians learn more about this vital early learning experience in their local area.

Use the map to search by House or Senate district, or by school district or county. After completing your search, you can also print a fact sheet that includes the number of children served, unmet need, the number of high-quality providers and current capacity.

Not sure where your legislative district or school district is? No problem! Use the search functionality on each map to find them.

 

Pre-K Map

Statewide Pre-K for PA Campaign Poll Results – June 2018


A new poll commissioned by the Pre-K for PA Campaign and conducted by Harper Polling affirms that Pennsylvania voters want policymakers to prioritize and invest in access to pre-k. In fact, 75 percent of likely voters support increasing funding to expand access to high-quality, publicly funded pre-kindergarten.

Health Care Reports and Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet: Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in PA – April 2019


More than 181,000 children in Pennsylvania rely on CHIP for their health care. CHIP offers comprehensive health insurance coverage, which is provided through private insurance companies that have contracts with the commonwealth. Some benefits include: regular doctor visits and well visits, dental, vision and hearing services, prescriptions and mental health benefits.

Fact Sheet: Medicaid & CHIP Coverage is Essential for PA Kids – January 2019


Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide comprehensive health care coverage, including primary and preventative care services, for children living in low-income families and children living in and aging out of foster care.

Report: The State of Children’s Health Care in Pennsylvania – 2018


PPC annually compiles “State of Children’s Health Care” data to track children’s health care in Pennsylvania as it relates to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and has monitored changes of those health indicators over a baseline year of 2010.

Home Visiting

Home Visiting Resources


Evidence-based home visiting programs recognize parents are children’s first teachers, but sometimes even parents and others raising children need help. Far too many of Pennsylvania’s youngest children are at risk of child abuse and neglect, live in poverty, and experience poor education and health outcomes.

K-12 Education Reports and Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet: PA Schools Work: Career and Technical Education (CTE) – April 2019


Career and technical education (CTE) is a critical part of delivering the quality education students deserve from their public schools. However, a lack of sustained investments in CTE funding, and more broadly, basic education funding, has caused limited access for students who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation.

Report: Skilled Workers Needed: Investing in Career and Technical Education – January 2019


Skilled Workers Needed: Investing in Career and Technical Education, released by PPC and the PA Schools Work Campaign, explores the role of career and technical education in supporting Pennsylvania’s economic development. 

KIDSCOUNT State of the Child

State of the Child 2019


The statewide profile compares statistics across Rural, Rural-Mix, Urban and Urban-Mix counties, and you can also view definitions and data sources for additional context. Click on page to see county statistics.