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Governor’s Proposed Budget for Early Learning 2014-15. State of the State: Early Learning in Pennsylvania Today. Barbara Minzenberg, Ph.D. Deputy Secretary Office of Child Development and Early Learning. Access to quality early education for Pennsylvania’s young children can :.

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State of the state early learning in pennsylvania today

Governor’s Proposed Budget for Early Learning

2014-15

State of the State:Early Learning in Pennsylvania Today

Barbara Minzenberg, Ph.D.

Deputy Secretary

Office of Child Development and Early Learning


Access to quality early education for pennsylvania s young children can
Access to quality early education for Pennsylvania’s young children can:

  • Reduce public costs for special education, public assistance prisons and health care

High quality pre-kindergarten can decrease special education rates by 50% and grade repetition by 33%

Source: Pew Center on the States


Facilitate job growth
Facilitate job growth children

Every dollar Pennsylvania invests in early childhood programs generates $1.06 in the local economy through local hiring and purchasing local goods & services.

Source: America’s Edge


Effectively prepare students for new workforce demands
Effectively prepare students for new workforce children demands

There is a mismatch between projected future jobs requiring STEM skills and the projected supply of qualified workers to fill them.



Children making progress entering kindergarten ready to succeed
Children making progress, entering in schoolKindergarten ready to succeed


Children succeeding in kindergarten and beyond
Children succeeding in kindergarten in schooland beyond

Nearly half (42%) of children in Pottstown SD live in economically at-risk families earning up to 300% of poverty.


2012-13 in school

2011-12

Approximately 83% of children in Erie SD live in economically at-risk families earning up to 300% of poverty.


76% of children under age five in Philadelphia live in families earning up to 300% of poverty.


Families making solid choices for their children s early learning
Families making solid choices for their children’s early families earning up to 300% of poverty.learning


Families engaged in their children s early learning
Families engaged in their children’s early learning families earning up to 300% of poverty.

95% of parents use information on their child’s performance to support their child’s learning at home

OCDEL Family Survey, 2012-13

150,000


Families gaining access to high quality early learning programs
Families gaining access to high quality early learning families earning up to 300% of poverty.programs

95%

of 600 children at risk of expulsion remained in quality STARS programs thanks to Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation


Why has pennsylvania improved
Why has Pennsylvania improved? families earning up to 300% of poverty.

  • High quality, coordinated programs to best serve families

  • Providing high quality services early for the greatest impact

  • Aligning early childhood education with K-12 for lifelong achievement

  • Embracing accountability for results


Ocdel s mission
OCDEL’s mission families earning up to 300% of poverty.

The office is a joint initiative between the Departments of Education and Public Welfare.


Ocdel programs
OCDEL programs families earning up to 300% of poverty.

  • Child Care Certification

  • Child Care Works

  • Children’s Trust Fund

  • Early Head Start

  • Early Intervention

  • Head Start

  • Healthy Families America

  • Keystone STARS/ PA Early Learning Keys to Quality

  • Parents as Teachers

  • Parent-Child Home Program

  • Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts

  • Nurse-Family Partnership

  • Public-private partnerships


Effective teachers and leaders
Effective teachers and leaders families earning up to 300% of poverty.


Embracing accountability for results
Embracing accountability for results families earning up to 300% of poverty.

95%

STARS Designator reliability in 2011-12

Increase in classroom assessments for quality

High reliability among staff designating STAR levels


Quality early learning environments
Quality early learning environments families earning up to 300% of poverty.


Specialized supports and technical assistance
Specialized families earning up to 300% of poverty.supports and technical assistance

The odds of a STARS provider advancing a STAR level is 4.3 times greater when they receive STARS Technical Assistance than when they do not.


Rising stars initiative
Rising STARS initiative families earning up to 300% of poverty.

  • Restructured grants and awards (July 2012)

  • Adjustment of MCCA (January 2013)

  • Increased subsidy add-on rates (January & August 2013)

  • STARS mentoring (October 2013)

  • Tuition Assistance Program (October 2013)


Promoting stem skills in early childhood
Promoting STEM skills in early childhood families earning up to 300% of poverty.



Governor s budget proposal for 2014 15
Governor’s Budget Proposal for 2014-15 achievement

  • Total Budget Amount $29.4 billion

  • 3.3% increase


Governor s budget proposal for 2014 15 serve additional families in
Governor’s Budget Proposal for 2014-15 achievementServe additional families in:

  • Child Care Certification – 22 additional child care certification licensing staff

  • Child Care Works Subsidized Child Care Program – Expanding services to 119,650 children (monthly average), removing approximately 2,895 children from low-income waiting list.


Governor s budget proposal for 2014 15 serve additional families in1
Governor’s Budget Proposal for 2014-15 achievementServe additional families in:

  • Early Intervention – Expanding to reach 90,144 children (37,800 infants and toddlers and 52,344 preschoolers) by adding 1,500 preschoolers.

  • Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts – Expanding services to reach approximately 13,697 children, an addition of 1,670 children.


Governor s budget proposal for 2014 15 sustain services for children in
Governor’s Budget Proposal for 2014-15 Sustain services for children in:

  • Keystone STARS –

    • Sustaining investment in Rising STARS initiative, making it possible for programs to achieve higher STAR levelsand serve more at-risk children.

    • Expectation to expand Keystone STARS to all regulated child care programs as part of Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Grant

  • Head Start Supplemental –Sustaining services to reach 5,590 children


Governor s budget proposal for 2013 14 sustain services for children in
Governor’s Budget Proposal for 2013-14 Sustain services for children in:

  • Nurse-Family Partnership – Sustaining to reach 9,870 children and families.*

  • Parent-Child Home Program – Sustaining services to reach approximately 200 children and families.

*Additional children served through federal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visitation (MIECHV) funding



Proposed ready to learn block grant
Proposed “Ready to Learn” block grant for children in:

  • Pre-k to grade three curriculum alignment

  • Training to support early literacy and STEM

  • Pre-k to Grade 3 extended day learning opportunities

  • Pre-kindergarten

  • Full-day kindergarten


References in Governor’s proposed budget for children in:

Listed below are the appropriations by Department and the page number on which you can find these appropriations in the Governor’s budget proposal. The full document is available online at www.budget.state.pa.us

OCDEL programs can be found in the Governor's Executive Budget on pages:

DPW programs

E.37.3, E.37.6, E37.7, E.37.9, E37.11, E37.33, E37.34, E37.39

PDE programs

E15.3, E15.4, E15.6, E15.9, E15.10, E15.11, E15.18

* Proposal to include all regulated child care programs in Keystone STARS, which would serve nearly 270,800 children in STARS programs. This is part of Pennsylvania’s Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Grant



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