This is the true cost of low compensation for early childhood educators | Opinion
The work of early childhood educators is difficult and nuanced, and the turnover rate reflects the complexity and demands of that work.
How states are trying to ease the child care crunch | Analysis
The efforts come as federal pandemic aid is set to end.
Ahead of Shapiro’s budget, poll stresses funding for early child care | Thursday Morning Coffee
Eighty-five percent of providers said they face staffing shortages; blame low wages.
Early learning is vital to children’s development. Why is funding it such a struggle? | Opinion
Affordable and accessible child care is the key to the pandemic economic recovery, and solving the workforce shortage.
Early childhood education is life-changing. We need to support those who teach it | Opinion
The Legislature also needs to significantly increase investments in early childhood programs for children from birth to five.
In Pa. visit, Jill Biden asks Allentown’s Hispanics to put faith in husband to deliver on promises
'I want to tell you there is hope,' Biden said during a visit to The Learning Hub, a Head Start facility located in Center City Allentown. 'That’s why we are fighting for this infrastructure plan.'
New Pa. program aims to help at-risk kids stay out of foster care, group homes | Tuesday Coffee
Supporters bill the Family First Prevention Services Act as a historic step forward in protecting, promoting child welfare.
Universal pre-K, free community college included in sweeping reconciliation bill
Republicans objected to many of the amendments offered during the markup, citing high costs and arguing that the reconciliation process should not be used to make policy changes.
The states with the best and worst early childhood ed. programs. How did Pa. do? | Tuesday Coffee
Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Just a couple of weeks remain before Pennsylvania’s students return to the classroom. And, as is the case every year, a coterie of the state’s littlest learners will be making that first foray into the classroom. Research clearly shows that access to quality early childhood education is critical to future success, […]
Saving early childhood programs is essential — especially during a pandemic | Opinion
By Scott L. Bohn It’s clear that in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, state and local governments will be faced with extremely difficult budget challenges. Such essential services as public safety and emergency response must continue. In order to preserve this system all options must be on the table, including additional aid from the […]
Wolf, lawmakers need to close the early childhood education pay gap | Opinion
This work that the state needs to be done by Pennsylvania citizens requires a fair price tag. It’s time to increase the rates the state pays to fund these services.
Veterans Day honors those who served. Now we need to look to the next generation of warriors | Opinion
Early childhood education and spending on K-12 education is key to preparing the next generation of warriors. And Pennsylvania needs to do better.