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Investing in a brighter future through early education. Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Public Welfare Office of Child Development and Early Learning Executive Budget 2009-2010. 1. I. Why investing in early education is so important today.
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Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Public Welfare
Office of Child Development and Early Learning
Out of the 30 countries taking part in the 2003 Program for International Student Assessment, the average score of US students was only higher than students in five other countries.
Source: Education Week, “Losing Global Ground,” January 2007
China produced nearly 3 times more engineering and computer science graduates than the U.S. in 2004.
Source: Duke University
Six out of ten of Pennsylvania’s 12th graders do not have the science skills to compete in a high-tech economy.
Source: Pennsylvania Dept. of Education press release, ““Six in Ten Pennsylvania High School Students Fail State Science Test,” December 9, 2008
The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) promotes opportunities for all Pennsylvania children and families by building systems and providing supports that help ensure access to high quality child and family services.
The office is a joint initiative between the Departments of Education and Public Welfare.
Child Care Works
Children’s Trust Fund
Early Intervention, birth- five
Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program
Keystone STARS/ PA Early Learning Keys to Quality
Parent-Child Home Program
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts
Public-private partnershipsSelect OCDEL Programs
References in Governor’s proposed budget
Listed below are the appropriations by Department and the page number on which you can find these appropriations in the Governor’s budget proposal
Early Intervention - E33.6
Child Care Works/ Keystone STARS
- Child Care Services - E33.7
- Child Care Assistance - E33.7
Nurse Family Partnership - E33.7
PA Pre-K Counts - E14.18
Head Start Supplemental - E14.18
Early Intervention - E14.18