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State Senate and House to host hearing with focus on pandemic funding for child care centers

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At the request of state Sens. Judy Schwank (D–Berks), Lindsey Williams (D–Allegheny) and state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler (D – Philadelphia) and Mary Jo Daley (D – Montgomery), the Senate and House Democratic Policy Committees will hold a virtual public hearing next week to discuss critical funding for child care centers, pre-k, and Head Start programs, and their employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hearing is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, May 27 at 10 a.m. It will be livestreamed at SenatorBoscola.com/Policy and the PA Senate Democratic Caucus Facebook page.

The Senate Democratic Policy Committee is chaired by Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh), and the House Democratic Policy Committee is chaired by Rep. Mike Sturla (D – Lancaster). Testifiers at the hearing will include a number of education and child care professionals, child care center owners, and parents.

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