The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill re-released two studies on the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts (PA PKC) program that showed a strong return on the state’s investment. Pennsylvania allies leveraged the new research during the most recent legislative session to garner more funding for PA PKC – $25 million more.
Our lead ally in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, is the statewide nonpartisan broad-based child advocacy organization. Their core strategies include data analysis, policy research, and policymaker education at the state and federal levels. Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children focuses on 4 core areas: preventing child abuse and neglect, early care and education, perinatal and children’s health, and K-12 education.