Struzzi, Fyock at LOLAs Early Care and Education Center

State Rep. Jim Struzzi, left, and Indiana County Sheriff Robert Fyock participated in a reading session with children Thursday at LOLAs Early Care and Education Center in Homer City.

Keystone STAR 4 child care provider LOLAs Early Care and Education Center in Homer City welcomed state Rep. Jim Struzzi and Indiana County Sheriff Robert Fyock on Thursday for a tour and conversation discussing the ongoing challenges of the early care and education sector as it faces workforce shortages that are threatening both pre-kindergarten and child care capacity in Pennsylvania.

Also participating in the discussion were Bruce Clash, Pennsylvania state director, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids; Lindsay Ramsey, assistant director of Policy and Practice at Trying Together; and Tracy Weaver, Outreach and Communications coordinator, Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children.