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Better pre-school now prevents poverty later


June 15, 2003
Joan Benso
York Daily Record, York, Pennsylvania

As lawmakers debate a proposal to provide state funding for prekindergarten, full-day kindergarten, and small class sizes, a new report provides at least 400,000 reasons why Pennsylvania needs to fund early childhood education — each of them with a name.
The annual Kids Count Data Book, released last week, shows there are at least 400,000 children in this state who are living in poverty or in family circumstances that could deny them a chance to become part of this state’s growing economy.