All Children Ready to Succeed:
2014 is an important election year in Pennsylvania. All children should have the opportunity to enter school ready to succeed, and your help is needed to send that message to candidates for governor and the legislature. Take action.
What does Pre-K have to do with crime prevention?
Considering that approximately 70 percent of our nation’s state prison population failed to receive a high school diploma, education is a pivotal factor between incarceration and productive citizenship. Long-term research is clear that high quality pre-k can boost graduation rates by as much as 44 percent and keep young people on the right side of the law.
A recent survey found that there are about 15,000 young Philadelphians lacking a high school diploma who are not currently enrolled in school or employed.
Pre-K for PA releases its second issue brief in a series to guide policy makers on how Pennsylvania can expand access to high-quality pre-kindergarten for all 3- and 4-year-olds. Topic: Driving Program Eligibility Toward High Quality.
Harrisburg might be on vacation, but we’re keeping on the job with a Summer Takeover. Share your vacay photos with Pre-K for PA so we keep the momentum building.
The Grable Foundation has partnered with The Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) to design a series of learning tours to foster innovative early childhood education, strategies and policies.
Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak will represent Pittsburgh City Council on the first of these learning tours to New York City Monday and Tuesday, July 14-15, to learn about New York City’s universal Pre-K program.
Yesterday, Governor Corbett signed into law a $29 billion state budget with the following pre-k funding: a $10 million increase for Pre-K Counts and flat funding for the state’s supplement to Head Start. So where do we go from here?