Workshop Group Recommending Pre-K for all NYS Students

PFUNGSTADT, GERMANY - JULY 11: Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Karbot reads a fairy tale about ghosts to her children in a Kindergarten (Kita) on July 11, 2013 in Pfungstadt, Germany. According to numbers which were published by German Family minister Krist


A Board of Regents Early Childhood workgroup is recommending that the state consider offering Pre-K for all students:

The workgroup is presenting budget recommendations to the full Board of Regents, and calling for $37 million in early childhood spending for the 2018-2019 year.

Among the recommendations: provide $20M in year one to expand Pre-K to about 2,000 kids in 40 high-need school districts and to spend $300,000 to conduct a cost study  on  providing the program for all.

The educators say quality pre-K puts kids on a trajectory to successfully completing high school.

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