The Morning Call : O’Neill and Dunn: Quality pre-K education puts children on path to success
by Daniel J. O’Neill and Michael A. Dunn
Only one out of six of Pennsylvania’s preschool-age kids benefit from existing publicly funded preschool programs. In Lehigh County, 75 percent, or more than 6,600 kids, ages 3 and 4 do not have access to high quality pre-K; in Northampton County, 84 percent or almost 5,800 kids lack access. This must change. This is why Mission: Readiness is supporting the Pre-K for PA Campaign — an issue education campaign supported by individuals and organizations across Pennsylvania which believe that affording all children the opportunity to enter school ready to succeed is the right choice and an urgent necessity.