Tell your state legislators to support early learning funding

Release Date: May 5, 2014

What’s the status of the state budget?

The General Assembly and governor have less than two months to debate and enact a budget by the June 30 deadline. The governor has proposed a $10 million increase for Pre-K Counts and using $15 million in federal funds to remove 2,900 children from the child care waiting list.

With far too many of Pennsylvania’s youngest children lacking access to high-quality early learning, we’re asking for more. But even the smallest investments could be in jeopardy given the bleak state revenue estimates being reported. It’s critical that you make your voice heard so early childhood funding is protected and additional investments are considered.

It is important for state legislators to hear from you now in support of increased early learning investments.

What can you do?

 

Click here to send a message to your state legislators in support of additional funding for early learning programs in the state budget.

Legislators need to understand additional funding is needed to continue building and expanding access to a high-quality early learning system. In another tough budget year, they need to hear the message that we can’t afford to wait to invest in high-quality pre-k and child care - and that these investments reap large rewards for children, schools, taxpayers and the commonwealth.

Thank you for your support of Pennsylvania’s children.

Don’t forget to get in touch with your state legislators to tell them additional funding is needed to continue building and expanding access to a high-quality early learning system so we can reap the great rewards for our children, schools, taxpayers and the commonwealth.

State legislators have less than two months to consider and enact a budget and need to hear from you now.