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July 19, 2021 - Reading, PA

Gov. Wolf Joined by Advocates and Legislative Members to Celebrate Wolf Administration's Increased Investments in Early Childhood Education

Governor Tom Wolf was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the state's high-quality early learning programs.

The governor was joined by President and CEO of YMCA of Reading and Berks County Kim Johnson, United Way of Berks County President Tammy White, Chairwoman and CEO of C.H. Briggs Company Julia H. Klein, parent of child enrolled in early education Yessenia Vasquez, Sen. Judy Schwank and Rep. Manuel Guzman Jr.

"Early childhood education programs set students up for success," said Gov. Wolf. "When our children are successful in school and beyond, that sets our commonwealth up for success, too. That's why I've fought so hard to support early learning in Pennsylvania - doubling its investment - and this year's budget increased our investment in quality early childhood education once again."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania State Representative Manue Guzman Jr speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania State Senator Judy Schwank speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Kim Johnson, President and CEO of YMCA of Reading and Berks County speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Tammy White, President, United Way of Berks County, Pre-K for PA Partner speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a> Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Julia H. Klein, Chairwoman and CEO, C.H. Briggs Company, Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania State Senator Judy Schwank speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_015.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_016.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_017.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signing an autograph.  Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_018.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Yessenia Vasquez, Parent of Pre-K child speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_019.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Sherri Smith, PDE Deputy Secretary in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_020.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18940_gov_childhooded_dz_021.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by advocates and legislative members to celebrate the $30 million increase in early childhood education funding in the state budget at the YMCA in Reading. This new funding will allow an additional 3,270 children to enroll in the states high-quality early learning programs.  Reading, PA - July 19, 2021