September 16, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Child Care Crisis: A Virtual Public Forum

Child care providers, teachers, parents, and advocates in Pennsylvania are invited to join Start Strong PA on September 16 for “Pennsylvania’s Child Care Crisis: A Virtual Public Forum.” The Forum will include an important discussion with the congregational delegation regarding Pennsylvania’s child care crisis.


During the Forum, featured speakers will present the following:

    • PennState’s Dr. Philip Sirinides will review major takeaways and recommendations from a new study documenting the financial impact of COVID-19 on the child care sector.
    • Pennsylvania Chamber of Business Industry President and CEO Gene Barr will discuss child care’s vital role in Pennsylvania’s economic recovery.
    • Providers, advocates, and others will detail the changing face of child care and challenges caused by COVID-19, the essential role that child care will have for working families in a recovering economy, and the need for additional financial stabilization assistance to prevent the collapse of the sector.

A question and answer session with panelists and members of Congress will follow these presentations.


To register for the Forum, visit the event webpage. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


June 18, 2018

Action Day 2018

Trying Together is inviting early childhood advocates to contact their legislators on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 to remind them their help is needed to build bright futures for children.

Advocates can help by:


May 7, 2018

Tell Legislators: Child Care Matters

Child care matters because child care works!

High-quality child care programs positively impact the cognitive, social, and physical development of infants, toddlers, and young children throughout their first five years of life. Access to child care programs also allows families to achieve better employment opportunities, participate in training or education, earn higher incomes, and grow more financially independent.

It’s time to ask legislators to support the Governor’s proposed $27 million funding increase for child care. This investment can improve the quality of life for families across the state of Pennsylvania and secure brighter futures for our children across the state.

Contact your legislators today!