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Children First coordinates efforts to reach out to state lawmakers and provides up-to-date resources for understanding the impact of state funding towards intertwined goals: increase access to care for working parents as well as the quality of care provided with smart use of state investments.

As part of the Pre-K for PA campaign, Children First mobilizes multiple stakeholders — civic leaders, parents, and early learning providers – to reach out and educate their lawmakers.

Starting in mid-2017 Children First is convening stakeholders to research and advocate for system change to solve access and quality problems as they impact families with infants and toddlers.

Not all issues are budgetary: under the auspices of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Early Childhood Coalition (SEPECC),  we convened two dozen organizations to come to consensus on comments on the state’s draft plan to the Federal government on the new CCDBG (Child Care and Development Block Grant, source of funds for child care subsidy and related quality improvement programs).