As part of strengthening the early childhood community, PAEYC has joined a statewide campaign advocating for high quality pre-k for every 3 and 4 year old in Pennsylvania. The public funds available for pre-k in Pennsylvania help fewer than twenty percent of 3 and 4 year olds access high-quality programs. As a result, too many families cannot find or access high quality pre-k, which is essential to PA’s children. We need you, our members, to join us in this effort.
The PreK for PA campaign aims to ensure that every child in Pennsylvania, regardless of socioeconomic background, enters kindergarten ready to learn and succeed. As you know, children with access to high quality pre-k are more likely to advance grades and have improved social skills.
Join Us in Growing in the Campaign
We will need YOUR help in making high-quality pre-k a visible issue during this critical election year and beyond. We will be a regular source for pre-k information and will conduct outreach in the local community, at public forums, and in the media to spread the word.
3. Host a Center Party for your parents and staff. To schedule, contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org. PAEYC will provide the speakers, materials and any other needed support.
Pre-K for PA is a statewide collaboration led in Western PA by the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children. The coalition is joined by statewide partners including: the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, Public Citizens for Children and Youth, the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Fight Crime, Invest in Kids, Mission: Readiness, Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children, Pennsylvania Head Start Association and Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.