Right now, evidence-based, home visiting programs are supporting the development and safety of our most vulnerable children and their families in Pennsylvania.
These programs, funded with state and federal resources, focus on several critical areas: reducing child abuse and neglect and improving family health, education and economic security. Unfortunately, not enough families have access to them.
A new statewide campaign, “Childhood Begins at Home,” has been designed to increase state funding and, in turn, access to these critical programs:
Early Head Start enhances the ability of low-income families to meet the developmental and early learning needs of their children at home. Health Families America strengthens families by promoting positive parenting, enhancing child health and development, and preventing child abuse and neglect.