Herrin to host public hearing Tuesday with focus on quality, reliable childcare access

WEST CHESTER, Aug. 13 – Childcare and families’ access to quality, educational care are the focus of state Rep. Dianne Herrin’s House Democratic Policy Committee hearing.

The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17 at the West Goshen Township Building, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester. The public and media are encouraged to attend. Masks are required for all attendees.

Herrin, D-Chester, will be joined by Vice Chair Joe Ciresi and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee to learn more about childcare facilities, the challenges they face and how addressing staffing, program quality and funding can impact the state long-term.

“High-quality early childhood education sets up a strong foundation for the success of our children,” Herrin said. “This policy hearing will address the systemic issues facing our early education system, including a lack of affordability for families, too few high-quality programs, and staffing shortages due to low wages for the educators.”

Media inquiries may be submitted to policy@pahouse.net.

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