New analysis from the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children presents a lot of the same conclusions and data stakeholders have long known about the impact of funding early childhood education. Essentially, you can never go wrong putting money into programs that boost high-quality programs and make them more accessible to more people. The number of families […]
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 […]
Report: PA Funding Can Boost Academic Success Starting in Pre-K
With negotiations for Pennsylvania’s budget under way, a new report unpacks the state’s investment in early-childhood education. Advocates hope it can sway lawmakers to boost funding in the budget. Gov. Tom Wolf’s final budget proposal includes a $70 million increase in pre-K funding. In the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children report, the Commonwealth ranks 14th for per-capita funding, […]
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.
How the pandemic is upending pre-K
It’s a tragic, tired fact of the pandemic by now — a largely lost year of learning that will set back millions of U.S. students, from kindergarten to college and hurt already at-risk kids the most. What about the children even younger than that?