Start Strong PA Responds to the Enacted FY 2019-20 State Budget

Start Strong PA observed the 2019-20 PA budget deal as an acknowledgement that “Child Care Works” but their enthusiasm was tempered by an underpinning cut of $36 million in state funds.

The following statement was issued by the ten principal partners leading Start Strong PA, a campaign to ensure that children across the state can access affordable, high-quality child care programs during the most critical period of brain development, the first three years of life.