News

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]

Nov

13

2018

November 13, 2018

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

Feb

03

2017

February 03, 2017

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

Jun

29

2015

June 29, 2015

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

May

06

2014

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]

Jan

31

2014

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

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]