Reports and Fact Sheets

By Subject: Child Welfare | Early Learning | Health Care | K-12 Education

Child Welfare Reports and Fact Sheets

Kinship Caregiver Navigator Program Fact Sheet


Kinship caregiver navigator programs offer help to families by providing information and referral services to grandparents and other kin raising children who are not known to the child welfare system.

Childhood Begins at Home (Home Visiting) – Report & State and County Fact Sheets


A nurturing childhood leads to a strong, productive adult who will contribute great things to our society. But let’s face it, raising children is challenging and difficult even in the best situations. Home visiting programs recognize parents are children’s first teachers, but sometimes even parents need help. Childhood Begins at Home is a statewide campaign designed to help policymakers and the public understand the value of evidence-based home visiting and effective ways to support parents.

2017 The State of Child Welfare


PPC annually compiles State of Child Welfare data in an effort 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.

Early Learning Reports and Fact Sheets

Pre-K Mapping Tool

High-Quality Pre-K Availability: 2018 Pre-K Local Fact Sheets and Mapping


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.

State Comparison: Pre-K Works, So Why Not PA?


Pre-K Works, So Why Not PA shows Pennsylvania ranks 18th out of 30 states that make public investments in high-quality, publicly funded pre-k, despite having increased its per capita investment by $30 million for the current fiscal year. Presently only 39 percent of eligible children in Pennsylvania benefit from the opportunity.

Health Care Reports and Fact Sheets

The State of Children’s Health Care in Pennsylvania – 2017


The 2017 “State of Children’s Health Care” provides data on health indicators to track changes through the implementation of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The report is designed to establish a baseline to monitor changes in children’s health care as various aspects of the law are implemented. Information on children covered by publicly funded health care coverage is the focus of this report. This includes children covered by Medical Assistance (MA) through managed care (Health Choices) as well as children covered by the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Childhood Begins at Home (Home Visiting) – Report & State and County Fact Sheets


A nurturing childhood leads to a strong, productive adult who will contribute great things to our society. But let’s face it, raising children is challenging and difficult even in the best situations. Home visiting programs recognize parents are children’s first teachers, but sometimes even parents need help. Childhood Begins at Home is a statewide campaign designed to help policymakers and the public understand the value of evidence-based home visiting and effective ways to support parents.

Improving Enrollment in Medicaid for Former Foster Care Youth


Young adults who have aged out of the foster care system are at high risk for experiencing homelessness, lack of physical and behavioral health care, unemployment and other adverse situations. Under the Affordable Care Act, states are required to assure continued access to Medicaid and health care services until the youth reaches his or her 26th birthday. Implementation of this important option for vulnerable youth, however, has lagged in Pennsylvania as well as other states. While the Department of Human Services (DHS) has begun to address this issue, we believe additional strategies would further increase enrollment and thereby access to health care.

K-12 Education Reports and Fact Sheets

Spending Impact on Student Performance


Every child should have an equal opportunity to attend a local public school that has adequate resources to ensure that he or she can learn and meet state academic standards. After all, today’s students are the key to our future economic viability.Unfortunately, many rural, suburban and urban school districts are spending below the amount needed to educate students – or their adequacy target. That underspending is a direct result of inadequate state support.