Sen. Casey officially introduces his Five Freedoms for America’s Children Act, aims to make expanded child tax credit permanent

The bill proposes the most sweeping expansions to children’s health care, early education and school meal programs in recent memory, including increasing funding for child care subsidies; automatic enrollment in Medicaid through age 18, pulling in roughly 4 million uninsured infants to teens; and making permanent the expanded child tax credit — monthly payments made available to millions of American families on a temporary basis under Congress’ latest round of pandemic relief.

Pennsylvania Newsmakers – child care funding, career and technical education budgeting, and federal stimulus funds.

Catch PPC President and CEO Kari King on Pennsylvania Newsmakers recapping the impact of the state budget on pre-k, child care and career and technical education.

2021-22 State Budget: Growth for Pre-k; Ignores Recommendations Prioritizing Child Care and Fails to Expand Evidence-based Home Visiting Services

The principal partners of Early Learning Pennsylvania (ELPA), a statewide coalition of advocates focused on supporting young Pennsylvanians from birth to age five, released reaction statements regarding the FY 2021-22 state budget.

PA Stimulus Deal Saves Early Learning as Working Families Prepare to Get Back to Work

The economic stimulus bill that authorizes the spending of most of the $3.9 billion in federal CARES Act funding includes $125 million in economic relief for the Commonwealth’s early learning sector, which will be critical in supporting Pennsylvania families returning to work.