Consider taking these steps to make your voice heard and help children and families – NOW!

Ways to take Action

Ask Governor Wolf and State Legislators to Invest in Early Childhood Education

PennAEYC is partnering with early learning professionals and advocacy organizations across the state to ask our legislators and Governor Wolf to invest in early childhood education in the next state budget. Please join us by taking part in two activities:
First, add your name to a petition to Gov. Wolf asking him to invest in high-quality infant/toddler child care, high quality pre-k and evidence-based home visiting in his fiscal year 2020-21 budget proposal. These three programs provide a continuum of services that help Pennsylvania parents maximize the impact of the first five years of life when 90 percent of brain development occurs. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of young children each year do not have access to high-quality early learning opportunities due to limited funds.

Second, send an email to legislators and Gov. Wolf to restore state cuts and invest in high-quality child care. In our current budget, $36 million in state child care funds were replaced with federal funds. This means that an opportunity was missed to serve the thousands of children that languish on the subsidy waiting list and to invest in payment rates to providers and compensation to educators.

Together we can send a strong message to Gov. Wolf and our legislators that Pennsylvania is united for early childhood education! Thank you for taking action!