2013-14 ECE Budget Finalized!

Release Date: July 1, 2013

Governor Corbett Signs FY 2013-2014 Budget

A Look at Early Care and Education

With hours to go before the midnight deadline and the start of the new fiscal year, Governor Corbett signed the $28.4 million FY 2013-2014 Pennsylvania Budget. Overall, early childhood education funding saw increases in Pre-K Counts, Head Start, and Child Care.

  • Pre-K Counts received a $4.5 million increase and the Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program a $1.9 million increase.
  • Child Care Services funding increased by $14.3 million. This total increase includes $4.1 million in savings from the consolidation of the CCIS, $3 million from the Governor\'s budget request and an additional $7.2 million that will help buffer any losses of federal funding due to sequestration.
  • Child Care Assistance lost $4.1 million. This funding was moved to Child Care Services and will help the Commonwealth reduce child care waiting lists, allowing an additional 1,400-1,600 children to be served.

SELECTED EARLY EDUCATION INVESTMENTS FY 2012-13 versus FY 2013-14

 

FY 12-13 Enacted

FY 13-14 Enacted

Difference FY 12-13 vs
FY 13-14

Child Care Services (Child Care Works for low income families, Keystone STARS, Professional Development, etc.

$141,369,000

$155,673,000

$14,304,000

Child Care Assistance (Child Care Works for TANF and former TANF families)

$156,728,000

$152,609,000

-$4,119,000

TOTAL STATE FUNDING CHILD CARE

$298,097,000

$308,282,000

$10,185,000

 

 

 

 

Pre K Counts (PDE)

$82,784,000

$87,284,000

$4,500,000

Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program (PDE)

$37,278,000

$39,178,000

$1,900,000  

 

 

 

 

TOTAL STATE Share of Selected Early Care & Education

$418,159,000

$434,744,000

$16,585,000


Thank you for your support, voice and hard work in advocating for high quality early education for all children in Pennsylvania!