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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 :.
Barbara Minzenberg, Ph.D.
Office of Child Development and Early Learning
High quality pre-kindergarten can decrease special education rates by 50% and grade repetition by 33%
Source: Pew Center on the States
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
There is a mismatch between projected future jobs requiring STEM skills and the projected supply of qualified workers to fill them.
Nearly half (42%) of children in Pottstown SD live in economically at-risk families earning up to 300% of poverty.
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.
95% of parents use information on their child’s performance to support their child’s learning at home
OCDEL Family Survey, 2012-13
of 600 children at risk of expulsion remained in quality STARS programs thanks to Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
The office is a joint initiative between the Departments of Education and Public Welfare.
STARS Designator reliability in 2011-12
Increase in classroom assessments for quality
High reliability among staff designating STAR levels
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.
*Additional children served through federal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visitation (MIECHV) funding
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:
E.37.3, E.37.6, E37.7, E.37.9, E37.11, E37.33, E37.34, E37.39
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