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Dec. 10 was a day of mixed emotions for advocates of early childhood education in Pittsburgh. Early that morning, it was learned that Pennsylvania would not receive the $20 million in funding that it had applied for under a federal grant program.
The amount of public assistance currently available for pre-K in Pennsylvania is only enough to help one in six children access high-quality programs, according to Pre-K for PA, a nonprofit aimed at expanding preschool access.
Several founding members of the statewide Pre-K for PA campaign led an early learning summit today hosted by Mayor Michael Nutter, including The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY), Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, and Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC).
The executive director of the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC), Michelle Figlar, traveled to Washington D.C. alongside Mayor William Peduto today to attend a White House Summit on early education.