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Making a strong case for effective investments in children and youth in the Keystone State

On June 22, 2018, the $32.7 billion 2018-2019 state budget was enacted that included big wins for at-risk children and families in Pennsylvania. Our law enforcement, retired military, and business leaders—in coordination with our partners in the Pre-K for PA, Childhood Begins at Home, Early Learning PA and PA Schools Work campaigns—made a strong case for increasing effective investments in Pre-K Counts, Head Start State Supplemental, Child Care Works, voluntary home visiting/parent coaching programs and increased basic education funding. Our diverse membership in Pennsylvania will continue focusing attention on the urgent need to help give Pennsylvania’s most at-risk children and families their best chance to succeed while also decreasing future crime, enhancing our national security, increasing workforce readiness and saving taxpayer dollars.


April 18, 2019

Law Enforcement in PA Agrees: High-Quality Pre-K is Crime Prevention

New report highlights research on benefits of high-quality early education


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