U.S. Rep. Evans helps push for home visiting funds

Only 3% of Philadelphia children and families who would most benefit receive services With federal funding set to expire for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program on Sept. 30, the Childhood Begins at Home campaign met with U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District, on Monday to underscore the need for Congress […]

LOCAL NEWS: Advocates call on Congress to renew federal home visit program

 It takes a village to raise a child. It’s an old adage that still rings true for many. “It’s tough,” Kari King, president and CEO of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children told FOX43. “It’s tough being a parent and it’s (been) tough being a parent over the past few years with the pandemic.” But for low-income and under-resourced […]

Pennsylvania advocates push for Congress to reauthorize home visit programs for kids and parents

Federal authorization for a program that helps pregnant women and families with young children will expire at the end of September, and Pennsylvania advocates are pushing Congress to renew it to avoid any disruption in services. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program provides home visiting services — a voluntary program for parents […]

Early Learning PA: 2022-23 State Budget Grows Home Visiting, Child Care and Pre-k

Budget deal stops short of recurring funds to raise child care wages HARRISBURG, PA (July 8, 2022) – Today, the principal partners of Early Learning Pennsylvania (ELPA), a statewide coalition of advocates focused on supporting young Pennsylvanians from birth to age five, issued the following statements regarding the final 2022-23 Pennsylvania state budget. ELPA operates […]

State Rep. Oberlander Honored by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children for Dedication to Children’s Issues

Be Someone for Kids Award Recognizes Lawmaker’s Work to Better Protect Kids Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, the only statewide advocacy organization with a public policy agenda that spans the life of a child prenatally through adulthood, presented Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) with its annual Be Someone for Kids award in recognition of her work to […]