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Policy Brief: The Results Are In: Pennsylvania’s Pre-K Counts Program Makes a Big Difference – March 2021


This brief summarizes results from an analysis conducted by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill that includes two studies looking exclusively at Pennsylvania’s Pre-K Counts program, and also highlights recent research from across the country showing the benefits of pre-k, and calls for frequent and independent reviews of the efficacy of the Pre-K Counts program, […]

Local Fact Sheets & Mapping: Child Care in Pennsylvania 2020


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: Pre-K in Pennsylvania – 2020


Access to high-quality pre-k is a fundamental building block of our state’s education system. In our role as a principal partner of the Pre-K for PA campaign, we annually update this mapping feature to help all Pennsylvanians learn more about this vital early learning experience in their local area. Use it to search by House […]

Report: The Road to Success Includes High-Quality Pre-K How Pennsylvania’s Pre-K Investments Compare to Other States – January 2020


This report is the Pre-K for PA Campaign’s third report comparing Pennsylvania’s per-capita investments in pre-k. It shows states with similar political compositions and quality standards are making stronger per capita investments, putting their early learners on the road to success in school and in life at a faster pace than Pennsylvania.

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.