The new commission’s job: to recommend ways the city can pay for high-quality pre-K for 40,000 eligible three- and four-year-olds.
One week after a five-month-old girl died at a Montgomery County daycare facility, other parents are still reeling.
Kids sang and danced and drew pictures as the grownups pushed for funding for quality pre-kindergarten programs.
“People should take a selfie and they should tweet it with the hashtag #IamPreK,” said the head of the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children at their annual conference.
Throughout the nation, parents and educators are pushing hard for more support for early childhood education.
Quality preschool for lower-income children hangs in the balance as the Pennsylvania budget is debated, and an advocate for it makes the case that this program benefits all of us.