Did you know that only 11% of Lancaster County three- and four-year-olds are enrolled in quality, publicly funded Pre-K?* Did you realize that every dollar invested in quality early education saves at least $8.60 in increased wages, special education, public assistance, corrections, and lost taxes?*
Things need to change…
Imagine a Lancaster County where all children enter kindergarten ready to learn. This is just one of four BOLD goals that United Way of Lancaster County is helping us accomplish by 2025.
*Kids Count Data Center; PA Depts. of Education, Public Welfare, Child Development Early Learning (2013-2014), Early Childhood Learning, The White House, Education, Early Learning (2013), Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (2013) and The Economics of Early Childhood Investments (December 2014)