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The President's budget proposes $75 billion to provide high-quality preschool for all four-year olds

Funding would be provided to states and distributed to local school districts or local school districts in partnership with other early learning providers, to offer high-quality preschool programs. An additional $750 million would provide for competitive grants to states to strengthen their early learning systems. The Administration proposes a new partnership with states that would provide universal, high-quality, full-day preschool for 4-year olds from low- and moderate-income families, up to 200 percent of the poverty line.

This new partnership would provide incentives for states to cover all families who want to send their children to preschool. Families above the income threshold would also be eligible for services. See the early learning fact sheet for more.

Program funding involves cost sharing with states. Funds for the program would be allocated to states and then distributed to local school districts and other partner providers to implement preschool services. States would be eligible for funding under this program if they meet criteria essential for establishing a high-quality preschool program. The federal government will assume a higher share of the program costs in the initial years, with states gradually assuming more responsibility over time. States will also receive an infusion of resources to bring their existing programs up to high-quality standards, which include a full-day program with a certified teacher in every classroom, a maximum class size of 20, and a child-adult ratio no higher than 10 to 1.

When funding is available, States would be eligible, if they are able to meet criteria that are essential for establishing a high-quality preschool program, such as:

  • Early Learning and Development Standards across the Essential Domains of School Readiness
  • High-quality program standards
  • State level requirements for teacher qualifications
  • The ability to link preschool data with K-12 data

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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