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Report: Celebrating 15 Years of Pre-K Counts – Investments are Working – August 2022

Access to high-quality, publicly funded pre-k makes a significant difference in the lives of Pennsylvania’s 3- and 4-year-olds by providing them with the opportunity to enter school ready to succeed. The most extensive pre-k program in the state, Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts, was adopted as Act 45 to the Public School Code in July 2007, making 2022 its 15th anniversary.

Report: Statewide Advocacy Agenda to Improve Part C Early Intervention Services for Pennsylvania – June 2022

After a year-long planning project co-lead by PPC and the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children (PennAEYC), this report is a culmination of months of interviews and focus groups with interested stakeholders, a national analysis of early intervention work in other states, and a review of data and current practices in Pennsylvania’s early intervention system.

Local Fact Sheets & Mapping: Pre-K in Pennsylvania – 2022

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 […]

Local Fact Sheets & Mapping: Child Care in Pennsylvania – 2022

Every child deserves an equal opportunity to a quality educational foundation that will prepare them to learn, grow, and succeed. Use our interactive child care map created for the Start Strong PA campaign to see county, state or house district maps showing the percentage of children under 5 participating in the Child Care Works subsidized […]

Report: The Road to Success Includes High-Quality Pre-K – April 2022

High-quality, publicly funded pre-kindergarten is necessary for preparing our 3- and 4-year-olds to enter kindergarten ready to learn. Pennsylvania’s record is commendable for showing a strong, bipartisan commitment to investing in pre-k over nearly 20 years, including recent support for the program during the pandemic, when not all states continued to invest in this area. The level of policymaker support has provided access to thousands of pre-k children in Pennsylvania. However, more work needs to be done as 61% remain unserved, or 101,500 eligible children.

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