School Readiness Report

Posted by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children on March 23, 2015

PA Partnerships issues new school readiness report

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children has released its latest School Readiness Report showing how Pennsylvania is performing in preparing its youngest children for school.

The new report finds a troubling lack of progress in making high-quality early learning programs more broadly available in the commonwealth:
• Just 18.9 percent of Pennsylvania’s 3- and 4-year-olds – or only 1 in 6 children – have access to high-quality, publicly funded pre-k programs.
• Among children age 0-4 who are in need of child care, only 7.5 percent – or less than 1 in 13 – benefit from high-quality care.
• About 319,000 Pennsylvania children under age 5 – nearly half of this young population – live in low-income households. Greater access to child care subsidy is critical to ensure parents in these struggling households are able to work and their children are safe and well cared for.

To view the report, go here.

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