|High-Quality Early Education Can Help Kids Win the Academic 'Medal Race' (Champions for America's Future, 2017)
The report brings to light new data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) showing that American children are far back in the pack when it comes to the international “medal count” on academic achievement. America’s 15-year-old children finished 25th in science and 40th in math out of the 72 countries taking the (OECD) PISA exam in 2015. This is in stark contrast to the USA’s dominating performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics winning 121 medals compared to second-place China’s 70 medals.
|The Path Forward: Publicly Funded, High-Quality Pre-k in Pennsylvania
Even with recent increases in state funding, there are over 112,900 eligible children who qualify for high-quality, publicly funded pre-k but remain unserved. This report highlights the unmet need across all 500 Pennsylvania school districts and provides a contextual outlook for rural, suburban, and urban areas of the state.
|The Case for Pre-K in PA
Smart Investment in Kids, Communities and Commonwealth.
|Pennsylvania Can Pay Now or Pay Much More Later (Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2016)
If Pennsylvania invests in pre-kindergarten now, we can save over $350 million
|PPC School Readiness Report (Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, 2015)
PA Partnerships for Children’s annual report details how well Pennsylvania is doing in preparing its youngest children for school by gauging progress on several child well-being indicators, including access to high-quality pre-k and child care, health insurance coverage and early intervention services.
|The Business Case in PA for Early Childhood Investments (ReadyNation, 2015)
Strengthening business through effective investments in children and youth
|Strengthening PA Businesses through Investments in Pre-K (ReadyNation, 2014)
Investments increase local businesses sales, create jobs, and grow the economy
|The Military Gets It (Mission: Readiness, 2014)
High-quality pre-kindergarten is crucial for youth a centerpiece of the military's child development system
|The Benefits of High-Quality Pre-K
Making a Healthy Investment in Child Development: A report from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
|STEM and Early Childhood - When Skills Take Root (Mission:Readiness & ReadyNation, 2016)
Pennsylvania businesses and the military warn of STEM workforce skills gap; urge greater access to pre-k.
Pre-K for PA’s work is possible only through generous contributions from the 1675 Foundation, The Donley Foundation, GE Employees Community Service Fund, The Heinz Endowments, The Lenfest Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation, Samuel S. Fels Fund, and William Penn Foundation.