As a regional organization, Children First joins forces with like-minded organizations from across the Commonwealth to generate timely research, coordinate education and outreach efforts, and influence state lawmakers in order to increase access to high-quality child care and pre-k. Start Strong PA and Pre-K for PA coalition partners represent every county in the state, and mobilize multiple stakeholders – civic leaders, parents, and early learning providers – to deliver powerful messages to lawmakers in Harrisburg. Visit their websites for additional fact sheets and research.

Start Strong PA

Start Strong PA supports healthy child development, school success, working families, and the economy by ensuring everyone in Pennsylvania has access to high-quality child care choices.

Pre-K for PA

Pre-K for PA is a statewide coalition fighting to ensure that all children enter school ready to succeed by making high-quality pre-k accessible to every three- and four-year-old in Pennsylvania.