Times-Leader: LTE: Support High-Quality Pre-k Funding
May 6, 2019

It speaks volumes that more than just teachers and education officials are stepping up to the plate advocating for additional investment in high-quality pre-k.

As was reported in last week’s Times Leader article, law enforcement officials are pushing for an increase in state funding for early childhood education, repeating the well-documented evidence that money spent on pre-k can pay huge dividends later in life by — among other things — keeping them from growing up into criminals.

There is no better way to start our children off on the path to success than ensuring they have a solid foundation early in life. I urge our state lawmakers to include Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed $50 million increase in high-quality pre-k funding in this year’s budget.

Susan M. Dinofrio

Executive Director

Child Development Council of Northeastern PA