Tag Archives: early childhood education

Act Now to Create a Strong Start for Children

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Children’s brains develop more rapidly during the first five years of life than at any other time. That’s why children need high-quality, engaging experiences — early in childhood — to support healthy development and … Continue reading

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Get Involved in Pre-K for PA

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): As legislators in Harrisburg debate a contentious budget for next fiscal year, it’s easy to feel deflated about the future of Pennsylvania’s young children. Even if the commonwealth’s spending plan makes some modest funding increases … Continue reading

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Urge Senators Casey and Toomey to Make Early Learning a Priority

It’s time to use our outdoor voices. In the next few days, Senators will make funding decisions that will determine whether early learning programs receive the resources they need. We know how vital these programs are for young children and … Continue reading

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Invitation to Join Pre-K for PA

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): You are invited to join Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/), a new statewide issue campaign to make access to high-quality pre-k a defining issue in the 2014 Pennsylvania elections. When all children have access to high-quality pre-k, they … Continue reading

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Join the Pre-K for PA Campaign

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): The Pre-K for PA issue campaign is working to ensure that all Pennsylvania children are ready to succeed. Our vision is that every 3- and 4-year-old in the commonwealth has access to high-quality pre-kindergarten. We … Continue reading

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Early Learning Program Helps Low-Income Kids, Caregivers Succeed

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/37064-1 (01/27/14) HARRISBURG, Pa. – It’s been said it takes a village to raise a child, and the YMCA is reaching out to that village through a pilot program aimed at helping neighbors, … Continue reading

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A Second Chance for the Youngest Americans

The case for universal pre-K Posted at http://prospect.org/starting-smart#.Ut_qZtIo5kp Imagine: What if the country could agree on a way to address the huge unmet needs of young children? What if our solution marked a shift in national priorities, directing substantial money … Continue reading

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This Is What Could Close the Achievement Gap Among Young Kids, Study Says

The Huffington Post “A few years of high-quality early childhood education could close the academic achievement gap between low-income and affluent students, a new study suggests … Researchers found that after providing low-income children with quality preschool early in life, … Continue reading

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Support Proposed Funding for Early Learning This Week

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Congress has been working to reach agreement on a bill to continue funding the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year and avoid another shutdown. The exciting news is your hard work … Continue reading

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Child Care Costs More Expensive Than College? Take Action for Early Learning Programs

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): In more than half of the country, it is more expensive for families to place their children in daycare than it costs for tuition and fees at public colleges, according to new … Continue reading

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