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Gov. Wolf: Investing $15 Million to Expand Access to High-Quality Affordable Child Care, Reduce Waiting Lists
Gov. Wolf: Investing $15 Million to Expand Access to High-Quality Affordable Child Care, Reduce Waiting Lists SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 04, 2019 Government That Works, Human Services, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today announced the award of $15 million to expand access to high-quality, affordable child care to more than 900 infants and toddlers around Pennsylvania. The investment comes from the 2019-2020 budget, which included the $15 million investment in federal funds to expand access to high-quality care and reduce the subsidized child care waiting list.“Investing in early education and the future of our youngest learners – and the future of our commonwealth – is a top priority for my administration,” said Gov. Wolf. “The first few years of a child’s life have a profound influence on brain development and growth. My administration continues to invest in early education to expand access to quality programs so children can have the opportunity to excel – helping children start school ready to become life-long learners.”Pennsylvania’s subsidized child care program, Child Care Works, helps families with incomes below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guideline access high-quality child care through financial assistance. This supports the family’s ability to work and go to school while their children spend time in early learning environments that support their development and school readiness.This investment supports eligible, low-income Pennsylvania families who have young children, specifically families with a parent or parents who are working or pursuing training opportunities, such as vocational or job-specific training, pursuing 2-year or 4-year post-secondary degree programs, internships, English as a second language programs, apprenticeships, and more.This initiative is a part of Gov. Wolf’s Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP) that seeks to support working Pennsylvanians through expanded opportunities for workforce development, skills training, and supports like child care that help Pennsylvanians from birth to retirement.Funding will be distributed through the Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs) around Pennsylvania for STAR 3 and 4 programs. Adding more infant and toddler slots will reduce the time infants and toddlers spend on the Child Care Works waiting lists and ensures providers have the resources, supports, and fiscal stability to achieve and maintain high-quality services. It also strengthens and maintains continuity of care for infants and toddlers in STAR 3 and 4 programs with a seamless transition to existing pre-kindergarten slots within those same programs.“The cost of child care and access to early learning programs can be a significant barrier for low-income families – often limiting their ability to go to work knowing their children are safe and cared for,” said Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller. “By investing in child care opportunities, parents can confidently enter the workforce knowing their child is receiving high-quality care and early learning support. Access to care also creates lifelong impacts to break down the intergenerational cycle of poverty for the future of families across the commonwealth for years to come.”Education is a top priority for Gov. Wolf. In addition to the $15 million in federal funds to reduce waiting lists for high-quality child care, the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget provides $5 million to expand home-visiting programs for pregnant women and at-risk infants and toddlers, and $5 million for wrap-around services so parents can attend college or other training to get skills for family-sustaining jobs. The budget also provided $30 million to expand Pennsylvania’s Pre-K Counts and Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program.For more information on child care and early child development opportunities in Pennsylvania, visit www.findchildcare.pa.gov.
Then Morikawa took over on the 16th hole.MORE: How much will Morikawa make for winning?The Los Angeles native and former Cal-Berkeley player drove the reachable par-4 hole and then drained a short eagle putt to take a two-stroke lead. He eased through the final two holes, with only a slight bit of anxiety as he watched his approach at 18 flirt with missing the green.After putting out, he just had to wait for the final groups to finish before he could celebrate his first major win and his third victory on the PGA Tour, all by age 23.”The California kid is the new star in the game of golf!” @Collin_Morikawa is the winner of the 2020 PGA Championship. pic.twitter.com/KyCXV8cvyG— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 10, 2020He had a bit of an issue raising the Wanamaker Trophy, as in the lid came flying off, but the win still counts.CongratulatiOH NO! 😂🏆#PGAChamp pic.twitter.com/p6NjsSNs7G— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 10, 2020Sporting News provided live updates and highlights from Sunday’s Round 4 (Tom Gatto contributed to this report ):MORE: Watch PGA Tour golf live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)(All times Eastern.)PGA Championship leaderboard 2020LeaderboardPGA Championship — Round 0Winner: Click here or refresh the page if you don’t see scores and results above .PGA Championship updates, highlights from Sunday’s Round 49 p.m.: Morikawa closes par-par for a final-round 64 and the clubhouse lead. He looks on as the final groups tries futilely to catch him. He wins the 2020 PGA Championship.8:30 p.m.: Morikawa takes control of the tournament with an eagle at the par-4 16th. He drives the reachable green and makes a short putt. He’s up by two as he heads to 18.As the leader in a major with all the pressure, Collin Morikawa dials up this drive? Unreal. pic.twitter.com/dy7VUdCwAc— GOLFonCBS (@GOLFonCBS) August 10, 2020 8:10 p.m.: Day sinks a clutch par putt to finish at 10 under. Keeps himself in the group tied for second.7:55 p.m.: A solo leader emerges: Collin Morikawa pitches in from off the green for a birdie on 14. He goes to 11 under.MORIKAWA!!Alone at the top➡️ https://t.co/QV8fkpw4hG pic.twitter.com/nRxSEtFB3g— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 9, 20207:45 p.m.: The co-leader group is up to seven — Johnson, Day, Finau, Casey, Moirkawa, Wolff and Scheffler. 7:35 p.m.: Madness! Matthew Wolff, 21 and playing in his first major, becomes a co-leader with Tony Finau and four others. Who’s thinking playoff? We need to see more of Wolff’s unconventional swing.Matthew Wolff driving the ball…in slo-mo. Enjoy! #PGAChamp pic.twitter.com/kJuYG6qDwf— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 9, 20207:25 p.m.: Make it a five-way tie for the lead: Jason Day joins the fun with a birdie on 14.JDay getting in on the fun at the top of the leaderboard. #PGAChamp pic.twitter.com/vMDRemOq7h— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 9, 20207:20 p.m.: The season’s first major is providing major drama. Johnson, Scheffler, Casey and Collin Morikawa are tied for the lead at 10 under playing on the back nine.7:10 p.m.: The final pairing has made the turn. Johnson, co-leader with Paul Casey at 10 under, is in a spot of trouble after hitting out of a bunker on 10.6:30 p.m.: Give credit to Haotong Li, the 36-hole leader who shot a 73 on Saturday. He’s back to 8 under, his total after Friday, with a birdie on 14. For now, he’s two back of the leaders.6:10 p.m.: Two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka will need to play out of his mind to have a chance at a hat trick. He is 2 over through seven and five strokes off the lead with scoring conditions looking favorable.5:49 p.m.: Johnson’s ball lands just on the green and rolls off on Hole 5, setting up for a difficult attempt at the hole.5:46 p.m.: Scheffler on Hole 5 seems very relaxed. Paul Casey slips one stroke back on 6.5:32 p.m.: That three-way tie turns to a six-way tie, with Johnson joined by DeChambeau, Casey, Morikwawa, Champ and Scheffler at the top.5:26 p.m.: Three-way tie at the top as Johnson bogeys the par-3 third hole. Johnson, DeChambeau and Scheffler at the top.No one is backing down.Bryson rejoins Dustin at the top of the #PGAChamp Leaderboard: https://t.co/QV8fkpw4hG pic.twitter.com/m8NfCsIXvp— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 9, 20205:16 p.m.: Dustin Johnson saves par on No. 2, sitting at -10 through two holes in the final round.5:13 p.m.: Colin Morikawa with a birdie on three, putting him at -8 for the day.5:10 p.m.: Johnson is 48 feet from the hole on No. 2. 5:00 p.m.: DJ with a birdie on Hole 1 to keep ahead of the pack. 4:53 p.m.: Tony Finau just missed birdie and sits behind Dustin Johnson by one stroke.4:50 p.m.: Dustin Johnson teeing off for his 1:50 tee time. Closing in on his second major today. 4:47 p.m.: DeChambeau is one behind the lead now. The first major tournament of the golf season, the 2020 PGA Championship, produced a fun finish.At one point in Sunday’s final round, seven golfers were tied for the lead on the back nine at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Third-round leader Dustin Johnson was in that group. So was Collin Morikawa. 4:20 p.m.: DeChambeau (-6) takes his opening swing on Round 4 and wallops a ball 320 yards. Nearly 200 mph off the tee. PGA Championship tee timesHere is the complete list of PGA Championship tee times and groupings for Sunday’s Round 4:Round 4: Sunday, Aug. 9(All times Eastern; all golfers begin at Hole 1)Tee timeGroup10 a.m.Sung Kang10:10 a.m.Ryan Palmer, Jordan Spieth10:20 a.m.Chez Reavie, J.T. Poston10:30 a.m.Erik van Rooyen, Matt Wallace10:40 a.m.Danny Lee, Robert MacIntyre10:50 a.m.Adam Long, Bubba Watson11 a.m.Joost Luiten, Rory Sabbatini11:10 a.m.Kevin Streelman, Viktor Hovland11:20 a.m.Jim Herman, Gary Woodland11:30 a.m.Tiger Woods, Tom Hoge11:40 a.m.Sepp Straka, Byeong Hun An11:50 a.m.Billy Horschel, Abraham AncerNoonPhil Mickelson, Russell Henley12:10 p.m.Luke List, Mark Hubbard12:20 p.m.Bud Cauley, Louis Oosthuizen12:30 p.m.Brian Harman, Brandt Snedeker12:50 p.m.Kurt Kitayama, Rory McIlroy1 p.m.Doc Redman, Emiliano Grillo1:10 p.m.Mackenzie Hughes, Cameron Smith1:20 p.m.Brendan Steele, Alex Noren1:30 p.m.Denny McCarthy, Adam Hadwin1:40 p.m.Shane Lowry, Nate Lashley1:50 p.m.Justin Thomas, Harris English2 p.m.Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel2:10 p.m.Kevin Kisner, Victor Perez2:20 p.m.Brendon Todd, Keith Mitchell2:30 p.m.Dylan Frittelli, Lanto Griffin2:40 p.m.Patrick Reed, Harold Varner III2:50 p.m.Webb Simpson, Jon Rahm3 p.m.Patrick Cantlay, Ian Poulter3:10 p.m.Bernd Wiesberger, Mike Lorenzo-Vera3:20 p.m.Haotong Li, Hideki Matsuyama3:40 p.m.Matthew Wolf, Xander Schauffele3:50 p.m.Joel Dahmen, Si Woo Kim4 p.m.Daniel Berger, Tommy Fleetwood4:10 p.m.Justin Rose, Jason Day4:20 p.m.Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau4:30 p.m.Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka4:40 p.m.Cameron Champ, Collin Morikawa4:50 p.m.Dustin Johnson, Scottie Scheffler
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