Military, Law Enforcement and Business Leaders Host Candidates at Early Learning Centers

Statewide partners of the Pre-K for PA campaign have invited all PA gubernatorial candidates to participate in site visits of early education centers. At the visits, representatives from the military, law enforcement and business communities will discuss the beneficial impact of high-quality pre-k on school readiness, workforce development, crime prevention and national security.

Participants will visit the pre-k classrooms and read to children. Local early childhood providers will discuss unmet need data for early learning services in the lower Susquehanna Valley.  Pre-K for PA is a non-partisan issue education campaign supported by more than 2,200 individuals and organizations across Pennsylvania who believe that investing in our children is the right choice and an urgent necessity. The campaign is working to educate candidates and the public on the importance of high-quality pre-k.

Pre-K for PA neither endorses nor opposes candidates, but rather advocates on behalf of its vision for Pennsylvania’s children, schools and communities. All Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates have been invited to attend pre-k classroom visits by the campaign.

Confirmed site visits (as of 4/15):

  • Katie McGinty, April 15, Hansel and Gretel Early Learning Center, Harrisburg, PA
  • Rob McCord, April 16, Children’s Village, Philadelphia, PA

Site visits are organized by Mission:Readiness. Contact: Steve Doster, 717-343-6403 or