May 9, 2018

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Report Shows Impact of Pre-K

$3.2 BIL is spent each year in Pennsylvania on state corrections. The message is clear: pay now or pay much more later.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids released a report that outlines the consequences lack of access to high-quality early learning environments has long-term.  The report entitled, Pre-K Key to Cutting Pennsylvania Prison Costs and Boosting School Success recommends sufficient investment in pre-kindergarten to curb law enforcement expenses and negative outcomes for children, adults, and communities.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is also urging the General Assembly to support proposed increases of $30 MIL for Pre-K Counts and $1o MIL for Head Start so an additional 4,400 children can be served by high-quality, publicly funded pre-k in Pennsylvania.

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