Our presenter may have had poet ee cummings in mind, when he started by asking us to share in pairs our fondest childhood memories of outdoor play. Then he collected some of the stories: climbing trees, collecting acorns, rolling down hills, making food from bark and mud, having lemon wars (in California!). All these memories, [...]
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Governor Corbett Addresses ECE in 2013-14 Budget Address
Governor Tom Corbett delivered his 2013-14 state budget address on February 5 to the General Assembly, outlining his priorities for the Commonwealth during the upcoming year.
Governor Corbett spoke to early education, increasing the Pre-K Counts and Head Start Supplemental Assistance programs by a combined $6.4 million to serve an additional 3,200 children, saying this increase was necessary “because every child in Pennsylvania deserves an equal start in life, and I intend to see that promise kept.”
The Governor also said he seeks to serve more children through additional child care assistance in the coming years and support enhanced kindergarten classrooms, among other education initiatives, through the sale of liquor stores.
DVAEYC Executive Director Sharon Easterling said, “The good news is that the Governor is proposing a budget with meaningful growth in the number of children served through Pre-K Counts and Head Start. The bad news is that the majority of young children in Pennsylvania still do not have access to high quality early learning programs. As we face the very real prospect of federal cuts through sequestration, it is vital that we do everything in power to protect children and create real opportunity for their future.”
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Law enforcement leaders across Pennsylvania want to make sure that more Pennsylvania children receive high-quality care and education in their early years. Why do they care? Because “those on the front lines in the fight against crime know that America’s anti-crime arsenal contains no weapons more powerful than proven programs that keep kids from committing [...]