This week began with an important milestone: July 27 marked 100 days until the Nov. 4 election in which Pennsylvanians will cast votes for governor and state legislators.
Throughout these final 100 days, the statewide, non-partisan Pre-K for PA campaign will be sharing 100 stories from Pennsylvania parents, educators, businesspeople, law enforcement professionals, community leaders and others who know firsthand the importance of high-quality pre-k. All of these voices convey a common message: Pennsylvania leaders need to make investing in pre-k a priority so we can make sure every 3- and 4-year-old has access to a high-quality pre-k program.
Here’s one such story, from a West Chester mom named Julia:
“Before entering kindergarten, my son was in a preschool setting only a handful of times. When he turned 4, we once paid for two months of preschool – only two half-days a week – for around $500 a month. We really liked the pre-school, but were unfortunately forced to withdraw because it was just too expensive. … I regret that he was not able to benefit from the rich experiences and opportunities for socialization and learning that go hand-in-hand with the preschool years.”
As we head toward Election Day, you can read other stories about the need for high-quality pre-k on the Pre-K for PA website. And you can share your own story on social media using the hashtag #100Days100Stories.
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