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2017 Economic Summit: The Business of Early Learning

The Commission’s annual Economic Summit brings together more than 200 business leaders, policy makers, and community leaders to examine the latest research and policy developments in early learning. Participants learn, network, and collaborate for smart policy investments to impact today’s children and tomorrow’s economy. The 2017 event, entitled “The Business…

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January 2018 Newsletter

Happy New Year! Every January the new year provides an opportunity for a fresh start. It is also a chance to renew our commitment to our shared goal of increasing access to high-quality early learning for Pennsylvania’s children. We know that not enough PA children have access to high quality…

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Pittsburgh City Council’s Investment in Young Children

In December 2017 the City of Pittsburgh, led by members of Pittsburgh City Council, approved a $2 million investment in early learning to provide grants to support high quality early learning across the city. This legislation underscores the importance of public investment in high quality early learning and showcases what innovation…

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Reaching Beyond Our Grasp

When Robert Browning penned the phrase “[a person’s]reach should exceed their grasp,” he reminded us that the ability to achieve something big may hinge on our willingness to attempt something seemingly impossible. The enormity of the challenges of meeting our goal of ensuring every child in PA has access to…

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