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Report: PA Childcare Programs Are Working

From Build ECE News (http://www.papromiseforchildren.com): A new report from the PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (http://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx?page=EarlyLearning_OCDEL) on children participating in the Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program, Keystone STAR 3 and 4 programs, and Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts in … Continue reading

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Support Children in the Pennsylvania Budget

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): This week, the PA House of Representatives passed a state budget bill that contains the governor’s proposed increases for Pre-K Counts and Head Start Supplemental Assistance. But the House reduced by $3 million the … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Child Care; Learn More About Eligibility for Assistance

From Build ECE News (http://www.papromiseforchildren.com): According to a recent report, Parents and the High Cost of Child Care, from Child Care Aware of America (http://www.naccrra.org/sites/default/files/default_site_pages/2012/cost_report_2012_final_081012_0.pdf), the annual cost of infant care increased roughly 2% last year.  In Pennsylvania, the 2011 … Continue reading

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Support Early Childhood Education in PA Budget

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): The Corbett administration is in the final days of negotiating the fiscal 2012-13 state budget with leaders in the House and Senate, making this a critical time to voice support for early learning programs! … Continue reading

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Help Restore Funding for Early Childhood and K-12 Education

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): Next week, the Pennsylvania House will consider the Senate’s budget proposal (SB 1466; http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=S&type=B&BN=1466), which includes some important restorations to early childhood and basic education funding. At the same time, the Senate … Continue reading

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Keep Funding Intact for Early Childhood Education in PA

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Nearly 600 early childhood education advocates converged on the Capitol for Early Childhood Action Day on May 1, packing the Rotunda and making sure lawmakers in both chambers heard the call to restore funding … Continue reading

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Protect Early Childhood Funding in Pennsylvania

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   The House of Representatives will vote the week of May 23rd on a budget which cuts nearly $40 million of the Governor’s proposed funding to quality Early Childhood Education.   The only way … Continue reading

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Some Budget Negotiators put Cuts to Pre-K Counts, Head Start & Child Care in Play–Take Action Now

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   Events are moving fast in Harrisburg and we need your help TODAY!   Negotiators are closing in on a budget deal and some negotiators have put cuts to Child Care Works and Keystone … Continue reading

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Support Pennsylvania’s Early Education Programs Promoting School Readiness

From PA Promise for Children (http://paprom.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=index):   Download fact sheets for:   PA Pre-K Counts (http://paprom.convio.net/site/DocServer/PAPKC__Showing_Results_final_6-15-10.pdf?docID=8462) Keystone STARS (http://paprom.convio.net/site/DocServer/Keystone_STARS_final_6-15-10.pdf?docID=8463) Head Start Supplemental (http://paprom.convio.net/site/DocServer/HSSAP_final_6-15-10.pdf?docID=8464) Read budget update and share results with Governor, legislators at the PA Promise for Children website at http://paprom.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=Tuesday_alerts_page.   … Continue reading

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