Early Childhood Advocacy
The quality of early care and learning affects us all. The benefits to young children and their families are numerous, but the quality of these programs can also reduce public school costs, promote jobs and support a stronger local economy.
Children in high quality programs are more likely to enter kindergarten ready to learn and:
· Less likely to need costly remediation and special education services
· More likely to do well in school, graduate and attend college or career training programs
· And more likely to be employed and have higher earnings
Access to quality early care and learning programs is critical to both our current and future workforce. To learn more about how quality early learning programs support the economy visit the PA Promise website. Get ideas on how to become an early childhood champion and sign the PA's Promise for Children Declaration.
Click on links below for additional early childhood education organizations.
Early Childhood Education Quality
Desired Child Outcomes
Child Care Development and Block Grant (CCDBG)
Nearly 60% of kids under the age of 5 have parents working…
But only about 10% can access or afford a high quality program.
Early Childhood Education and Policy Resources