2020-21 State budget proposal: modest growth for pre-k; fails to expand critical child care and evidence-based home visiting services HARRISBURG, PA (February 4, 2020) – The principal partners of Early Learning Pennsylvania (ELPA), a statewide coalition of advocates focused on supporting young Pennsylvanians from birth to age five, are calling on the General Assembly to […]
In North Philadelphia, the Maternity Care Coalition is helping lower Philly’s infant mortality rate — one baby at a time. Read more.
The Lycoming County United Way’s mission is to “mobilize the collective resources of our community to change lives by fighting for the health, education, financial stability, and basic needs of every person in every community.” Read more.
The governing body members of Pennsylvania’s home visiting coalition today thanked Gov. Tom Wolf and the General Assembly for their commitment to voluntary evidence-based home visiting programs. The $5 million increase for the Community-Based Family Centers line in this year’s state budget will give 800 more Pennsylvania families access to home visiting programs. The coalition […]
As a pediatrician, I’ve had the privilege of caring for our community’s youngest residents during the time when their brains develop the fastest. Parents can shape this development through simple interactions such as talking and playing together, but for some parents, especially those who are young and/or of modest means, those simple, daily interactions are […]
Strong families are the foundation of our communities, and children from strong families have a greater chance of being healthy, productive, law-abiding citizens. Parents are, of course, their children’s primary teachers and influence. But sometimes parents look for help. That’s when evidence-based home visiting programs can fit in. Ask anyone who has ever been a […]
A child advocacy group met with lawmakers from Lycoming County to discuss future state funding. Read more
Advocates for the statewide Childhood Begins at Home coalition in Allegheny County are pressing forward on a mission to ensure support for children and low-income families — one home visit at a time. Read more.
Lyndsey Kramer said she is forever grateful to the Parents as Teachers program, which helped her get sober, learn fundamental parenting and gain a career. Read the full story.
Aryza Eaton faced a tough challenge when she became pregnant at age 14, but fortunately, she found a lifeline. Read the full story.