Author: Fae Rabin

Early Childhood Advocates Make the Case for Funding Critical Programs at Congressional Hearing -

On Thursday, March 16, 2017 the Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee (L-HHS) of House Appropriations convened a bipartisan hearing on FY18 budgeting priorities. This hearing came during the second consecutive week of leaders and experts in the early learning field being invited to Capitol Hill to speak on behalf of investing in children in the early years. Earlier this month, Educare D.C.’s Executive Director, Pyper Davis, testified before the House L-HHS Subcommittee … Read More

Early Learning Leader Testifies Before Congress: Increase Support for Early Childhood Programs in FY18 -

The budgeting and appropriations process for FY2018 is underway in Congress, and earlier today, the House L-HHS Subcommittee of Appropriations held a bipartisan hearing in which 19 witnesses weighed in on FY2018 budgeting priorities. Pyper Davis, the Executive Director of Educare D.C., testified before Chairman Cole, Ranking Member DeLauro, and the members of the Subcommittee about the importance of investing in the federal early learning programs across the birth to … Read More

Early Childhood Advocates to Lawmakers: Thanks to Bipartisan Leadership in Congress, States Are Prioritizing ECE in State ESSA Plans -

Thanks in large part to the Senate HELP and House Education and the Workforce committees, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bipartisan overhaul of the nation’s most prominent public education law, was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on December 10, 2015. We are grateful that Congress championed this critically important work for the many American families who struggle to find, and afford, quality learning … Read More

Pennsylvania FY2017-18 Budget Reflects Public Will: Investing in Early Learning is a Critical Priority for Children, Families and Communities -

On Tuesday, February 7th, Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf (D) announced his budget proposal for 2017-18, which prioritizes investing in the state’s youngest constituents in the form of a $75 million increase in funding for high-quality early childhood education. $65 million would go towards the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts program and $10 million would go towards Head Start Supplemental Assistance. This alone would allow 8,400 additional children to access quality … Read More

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children Releases New Interactive Map Pinpointing Need for Increasing Access to High Quality Early Learning Across State -

In the face of limited resources, local and state advocates for early learning have continued to lead the way with innovative efforts that demonstrate the impact of high-quality early learning opportunities and the necessity of investing in America’s greatest resource: its people. Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children recently released new resources that speak to the critical role of publicly-funded, high-quality pre-K programs as part of the continuum of learning and … Read More