Pennsylvania

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Parent Leader: Vicky Dougherty is a Pennsylvania parent leader who has participated in the Background Check Campaign by taking key district meetings with Members of Congress, and was instrumental in working with the Pennsylvania General Assembly to pass S.B. 59 in 2009, which sought stronger inspection requirements in family child care centers.

Governor: Tom Corbett (R)

Department of Licensing: Office of Development and Early Learning

Additional State Resources:

We Can Do Better: Child care center licensing and oversight in Pennsylvania ranked 22nd in a ranking of all states, including the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense. 

Leaving Children to Chance: Family child care home licensing and oversight in Pennsylvania ranked 40th in a ranking of all states, including the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense. 

Pennsylvania State Fact Sheet