Pre-K Investment Equated to Economic Growth

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.

Families can spend more than a year on waiting lists to see if they qualify for subsidies — Pittsburgh Public Schools alone has about 200 children on its pre-K waiting list — but the window is small for those ages 3 to 5, the years when it’s recommended kids attend a pre-K program.

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