On Cusp Of Universal Pre-K In Philadelphia, One Early Education Leader Sails Into RetirementSharon Easterling is packing up her things at the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children, where she's spent 22 years trying to improve the quality of pre-school and increasing public investment.
Philadelphia's New Universal Pre-K Commission Gets Down to BusinessThe 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.
Expert Says Parents Must Be Vigilant To Protect Children Sent To DaycareOne week after a five-month-old girl died at a Montgomery County daycare facility, other parents are still reeling.
Kids Help Grownups Make A Point About Preschools in PhiladelphiaKids sang and danced and drew pictures as the grownups pushed for funding for quality pre-kindergarten programs.
Area Early Education Advocates Send A Message -- With A Face -- To Harrisburg"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.
Analysis: The Push For Early Childhood EducationThroughout the nation, parents and educators are pushing hard for more support for early childhood education.
Education Advocate Hopes To Prevent Pre-K Program Budget CutsQuality 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.

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