Update on PPC’s Prenatal-to-Age-Three Policy Work

Pennsylvania was one of ten states selected in April 2019 to develop a comprehensive prenatal-to-age-three policy agenda as part of the Pritzker Children’s Initiative 9-month planning grant process.

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children formally submitted Pennsylvania’s policy agenda and implementation plan. The overall goal of the project is to increase the number of children and families receiving high-quality services by 25 percent by 2023 (or just about 45,000 kids and their families) and 50 percent by 2025.

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children:

“We’d like to thank our partners who helped lead the work at the collaborative table with us, including: Allies for Children, the Maternity Care Coalition, Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) and the United Way of Pennsylvania, as well as our partners in our ongoing campaigns in the Early Learning Pennsylvania Coalition – Childhood Begins at Home and Start Strong PA – and our health care table, the Medicaid and CHIP Watch Group. We were also thrilled to submit with our application letters of support from Governor Wolf, U.S. Senator Bob Casey and several of our in-state early learning funders: The Grable Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, the Hillman Family Foundations, Vanguard and the William Penn Foundation.”

Five states will be selected for a 3-year implementation grant, and Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children hope to share news by the end of March.