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To support the work of early childhood and caregivers of young children, Trying Together participates in multiple campaigns, including Pre-K for PA, Start Strong PA, and Childhood Begins at Home. Powered through the work of organizations across the state, these campaigns combat modern challenges that families and professionals face in supporting the success of their young children.

To advocate for increased investments, Trying Together depends in part on its partnership with supporters like you. Will you join us? Take action below and sign-on to advocate for conditions that help Pennsylvania’s children and families thrive.

Tell Congress to Pass a Budget that Increases Funding for Early Learning!

It has never been more clear that child care is crucial to many parents’ ability to work, but child care providers are still struggling to recruit and retain staff, causing classroom and program closures, leaving families across Pennsylvania unable to find and afford the care options they need.

After US House passage of Build Back Better with $400 billion for early childhood education, Congress ultimately negotiated down to a reconciliation package that included zero dollars for child care and early learning. Even on the floor of the Senate, however, multiple members of Congress spoke about their commitment to child care and their recognition that something must be done to address the current and looming crisis.

Members of Congress need to hear from parents, educators, and community members that we expect them to keep their promises to invest in child care and pre-k.

We need Congress to pass a budget that includes early care and education funds so that Pennsylvania can ensure:

  • Thousands of children are removed from child care waiting lists.
  • Thousands of child care and pre-k programs fill teacher vacancies and empty classrooms.
  • Thousands of eligible families enroll in the child care subsidy program.
  • Thousands of child care and pre-k teachers make more than poverty wages.
  • Thousands of child care and pre-k teachers receive benefits.
  • Thousands of families return to work.

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