PA Wins Unprecedented Grant from the Pritzker Children’s Initiative

After nearly one year of work convening a comprehensive stakeholder table in the infant and toddler policy space – including both state officials and external advocates –  Pennsylvania has received the Pritzker Children’s Initiative (PCI) Prenatal-to-Age-Three Implementation grant. The J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, under its Pritzker Children’s Initiative, will be making a three-year…

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Gov. Wolf Calls for Universal Masking

During a COVID-19 press briefing today Governor Tom Wolf recommended that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask any time they leave their homes for life-sustaining reasons. As COVID-19 cases steadily rise in the state, Gov. Wolf stressed the need to intensify all measures to help stop the spread of the virus. “Two days ago, I amplified…

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Statewide “Stay at Home” Order put in place for PA

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced all 67 Pennsylvania counties will be under stay-at-home orders effective Wednesday, April 1. “This is the most prudent option to stop the spread of COVID-19 across our commonwealth, where cases continue to grow daily,” Gov. Wolf said. “We appreciate the shared sacrifice of all…

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PA 211 and UWP Launch Texting Campaign to deliver vetted information to Pennsylvanians

United Way of Pennsylvania and PA 211 launched an informational campaign by text to keep Pennsylvanians connected to verified sources of information on COVID-19. The campaign includes fraud prevention tips, information to help people access individual payments from the federal stimulus, and statewide resources to help households struggling with a loss of income. To opt…

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PA 211 and UWP Launch Texting Program for COVID-19 Information and Basic Needs

PA 211 and United Way: Here for Pennsylvania Through the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond United Way of Pennsylvania and PA 211 launched an informational campaign by text to keep Pennsylvanians connected to verified sources of information on Coronavirus and resources to help households struggling with a loss of income. This is in addition to live-answer…

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All Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses in PA Ordered to Close to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Governor Tom Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8 p.m. on March 19, to slow the spread of COVID-19. Enforcement actions against businesses that do not close physical locations will begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 21. Read more.

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Gov. Wolf Puts Statewide COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts in Effect

Governor Tom Wolf announced that mitigation efforts put into effect over the past few days in Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Allegheny counties will now be in effect statewide, beginning at 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, March 17. Gov. Wolf said, “I know the next few weeks will be challenging. There is no reason to be fearful,…

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Gov. Wolf Announces Closure of PA Schools

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days, effective Monday, March 16. The administration has been working with school districts as well as state and local officials to gather input on this decision. The Wolf Administration will continue to monitor Covid-19 in the commonwealth, and at…

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Study Reveals PA Economy loses $3.47 Billion Annually due to Child Care Issues

At the Early Education Summit, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation revealed that Pennsylvania’s economy loses billions annually due to two generational workforce issues related to child care. Access to affordable, quality child care is essential for today’s working parents, and for the success of tomorrow’s workforce. Read the report.

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Keystone Scholars Reaches First Major Milestone!

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella announced that more than 10,000 babies in Pennsylvania have been registered for Keystone Scholars since the program expanded statewide on January 1, 2019. Of those 10,000 families, 20 percent have gone on to open their own PA 529 College and Career Savings Program (PA 529) accounts. Read the Press Release Here!

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