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.

Read more about Governor Wolf’s proposed budget.