A Comparison of Preschool Plans
Kevin Lindsey (Former Staff)Early Childhood
Pre-Kindergarten (pre-K) has received national attention since President Obama spoke about it in his State of the Union address, released a plan for a federal-state partnership to make high quality publicly funded pre-K available to all 4-year-olds, and made this new initiative a centerpiece of the Administration’s budget proposal released on April 10th. Members of Congress in both chambers have long understood the importance of making high quality pre-K available for every child. As in past years, these members have introduced legislation in the 113th Congress that would increase the availability and improve the quality of publicly funded pre-K. This fact sheet compares these bills with the President’s plan.