Pre-K and Early Learning Advocacy

Become an advocate for Pre-K and early learning

Because the majority of brain development occurs before the age of five, high quality early learning and access to Pre-K are essential to a child’s future success in school and in life. Use your voice to advocate for more investments in high-quality early learning programs throughout Pennsylvania. Our entire community will benefit.

Benefits of High Quality Early Learning

  • Improved math and language ability
  • Healthy development
  • Reduced grade repetition
  • Increased employment and tax revenue
  • Higher earning potential for parents
  • Increased job retention and productivity for employers

Benefits of High-Quality Pre-K

  • Reduced grade repetition
  • Reduced special education placements
  • Decreased crime and incarceration
  • Increased graduation rates
  • Tax payer dollars preserved
  • Strong economy

In Berks County

  • Only 33% of Berks County children under the age of five are enrolled in high-quality childcare
  • Only 35 of the 120 childcare providers in Berks County meet high-quality standards
  • 78% of children under the age of five who are eligible to receive high quality childcare are not able to, due to lack of access

We need you

Show your support for our children and their futures. Enter your information below, and we will follow up with ways you can get involved and let Pennsylvania know you’re an advocate for early learning.

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