Thank you for your interest in the Early Childhood Education Caucus. The bi-partisan, bi-cameral Early Childhood Education Caucus has set a goal to protect and preserve state support for quality programs which promote health and educational development for our at-risk children. Early childhood education is a worthy investment which will continue to pay huge dividends to Pennsylvania communities and our state’s overall economic well being.

The Early Childhood Education Caucus was created in March of 2010. We continually work to reaffirm our commitment to provide the resources that give many Pennsylvania children an extra boost that helps them succeed in school and later in life.

If you are interested in Early Childhood Education initiatives, we encourage you to get involved and follow what the Caucus is doing.


Senator Pat Browne & Representative Mark Longietti

Click here to see a list of current members.

News from the Caucus

Early Childhood Education Action Day at the Capitol

Photo From Early Childhood Education (ECE) Action Day

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Action Day brought hundreds of early learning professionals, parents, advocates and supporters of early education programs to the state Capitol in Harrisburg to deliver the message that funding for high-quality early childhood education programs is a top priority.

Early Childhood Education Action Day, which was held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, included a Rally in the Main Rotunda as well as a day-long presence in the East Rotunda where legislators could stop by and get detailed information about early childhood programs in their districts.

Those attending Early Childhood Education Action Day also had the opportunity to visit their state legislators.

Press Releases




November 13, 2018


Early Childhood Education Caucus | November 14 | Room 8E-B, East Wing |     [Read More]




February 03, 2017

Early Childhood Education Caucus – February 6, 2017   [Read More]




June 29, 2015

The latest edition of the Early Childhood Education Caucus newsletter.   [Read More]




May 06, 2014

The Early Childhood Education Caucus was joined Tuesday (May 6) by representatives from the business and law enforcement communities, and military leaders, as well as early learning advocates, to explain why the state must adequately fund early childhood education programs.   [Read More]




January 31, 2014

Senator Majority Whip Senator Pat Browne, co-chair of the Early Childhood Education Caucus, joined Governor Corbett at a press conference yesterday (January 30) at which the Governor announced a $10 million increase in funding for the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts program in the 2014-15 budget proposal that will be unveiled next week.   [Read More]




May 02, 2012

State Senator Pat Browne and Rep. Phyllis Mundy today co-hosted a news conference where legislators, a business leader, a law enforcement official and advocates discussed the importance of early childhood education and the need for the state to adequately fund those programs.   [Read More]