Pre-K for PA Campaign Pushes Governor-Elect Wolf, Legislature to Invest in 4-Year-Olds

By Steve Tawa
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A top ranking U.S. Department of Education official and members of a statewide campaign to increase early learning opportunities for children swapped stories and strategies on Thursday at a Philadelphia City Hall summit.

The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning, Libby Doggett, says there is empirical evidence that the early learning years – for children 3 and 4 (years old) – are so very important.

“You have education research,” she says, “economic research, developmental psychology research, neuro-science research, medical research.”

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