In his budget address this week, Governor Wolf set important spending priorities for increasing investments in young children including:
- $40 million so that 4,390 additional three and four year olds can attend PreK and Head Start
- $25 million to help working families afford childcare
- $4.5 million increas in Pennsylvania’s home visiting programs that work with new parents and their young children, especially those hardest hit by the opioid epidemic.
- $11.7 million increase in early intervention supports to help an additional 1,100 young children overcome developmental delays and be ready to succeed in school.