Early Learning PA

 

As principal members of Early Learning PA, Trying Together sits on three committees with strategic advocacy goals:

Pre-K for PA

The Pre-K for PA campaign aims to ensure that every child in Pennsylvania, regardless of socioeconomic background, enters kindergarten ready to succeed. We know that children with access to high quality pre-k are more likely to be successful academically and have improved social skills. Despite these findings, fewer than forty percent of income-eligible three- and four-year olds are able to access publicly funded, high-quality programs.

Advocate together with us and our partners for high-quality pre-k for all young children in Pennsylvania:

Child Care Campaign

This statewide campaign was developed in 2017 through a broad process of stakeholder input regarding the needs of all individuals affected by access, affordability, and quality of child care in Pennsylvania.

More info and updates will be shared in 2018.

Statewide Home Visiting Network

Home visiting programs meet the comprehensive needs of at-risk infants, toddlers, young children, and their families through voluntary, evidence-based home visiting.

This committee advocates for programs funded federally through Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting and supplemented by Pennsylvania’s state budget through Community Based Family Centers and Nurse-Family Partnership line items.

The four evidence-based home visiting programs that operate in Pennsylvania are:

  • Early Head Start
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Nurse Family Partnership
  • Healthy Families America

 

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