Report Finds High-Quality Pre-K Benefits Only 1 in 6 Young Learners in Pennsylvania

Only about 18 percent of Pennsylvania’s 3- and 4-year-olds – or 1 in 6 children – are able to access high-quality, publicly funded pre-K programs, despite the proven benefits and growing public support for these programs, according to a new report from Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC). PPC’s report, “A Smart Choice for a Solid Start: The Case for Pre-k in PA,” shows nearly a quarter of a million 3- and 4-year-olds in Pennsylvania lack access to high-quality pre-K because their families cannot find or afford such programs. Despite strong voter support, Pennsylvania’s investments in high-quality pre-K have not significantly increased in recent years, even as several other states are making or moving toward stronger investments. Read the report HERE