Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office
Child Care and Early Education Funding in Pennsylvania
Economic Impact of Pre-K Counts and Child Care Works
The Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) recently released the report, Child Care and Early Education Funding in Pennsylvania, which provides an overview of the economic impacts of state spending on subsidized child care and no-cost pre-kindergarten programs in Pennsylvania. The report estimates that state funding on Pre-K Counts and Child Care Works (CCW), combined with federal matching CCDFBG funds and the associated parent co-payments yielded $1.2 billion in total economic activity for FY 2015-16. For FY 2015-16, the state funding generated a total of $474.9 million in spending on PA child care and early education, which included $45.4 million in parent co-pays.
Read the full report, Child Care and Early Education Funding in Pennsylvania.
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