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Jun

12

2024

June 12, 2024

Local chambers of commerce from across Pennsylvania signed a letter urging lawmakers to address Pennsylvania’s continuous child care crisis. Child care is the workforce behind our workforce and without safe, reliable child care, our working families suffer. The staffing shortage child care providers are facing must be addressed to allow local commerce to thrive. During […]   [Read More]

Jun

12

2024

June 12, 2024

This week, child care providers, advocates, and a bi-partisan slate of lawmakers rallied on the steps of the capitol to highlight the impact of a historic child care teacher shortage driven by low-wages and called on the general assembly to invest in a recruitment and retention grant program as part of the final budget deal to help keep teachers in the classroom.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2024

June 10, 2024

“$2.4 Billion: The Annual Cost of PA’s Child Care Crisis for Working Mothers” is a new report from the nonprofit ReadyNation that looks specifically at the economic impact of PA’s working mothers’ struggles with gaps in our child care system.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2024

June 10, 2024

Start Strong PA’s report “Solving the Child Care Teacher Shortage Through State Recruitment and Retention Investments” details how others states are navigating the child care teacher shortage crisis that is closing programs and driving up waitlists for working families in need of care.   [Read More]

Apr

09

2024

April 09, 2024

Today, the bicameral, bipartisan Early Childhood Education Caucus hosted a rally with child care and pre-K students, teachers and parents as well as other advocates to underscore the worsening impacts of the commonwealth’s early learning teacher shortage.   [Read More]

Apr

08

2024

April 08, 2024

The PA Senate recognized SR 261 designating the week of April 6 through 12, 2024 as the “Week of the Young Child” in Pennsylvania. This week is about acknowledging the importance of early childhood care and education, and celebrating the incredible potential that lies within every young mind. Celebrating this week also means recognizing the significant […]   [Read More]