The Governor has signed the following two bills for preschool:
SB 1629 (Steinberg) The Early Learning Quality Improvement Act
This bill will establish a commission to create a rating scale to help parents make decisions about programs for their children. It will also establish a graduated funding model to help existing and future preschool programs reach and maintain higher levels of quality.
AB 2759 (Jones) California State Preschool Program Act of 2008
Presently, there are five child development programs for preschool-aged children: State Preschool, Full-Day State Preschool, Prekindergarten and Family Literacy Full-Day, and General Child Care and Development Programs. This bill will consolidate and change these existing programs to create the Califonria State Preschool Program.
AB1236: Why the California Kindergarten Association’s Position Has Changed!
On February 23, 2007, Assembly Member Gene Mullin (chair of the California Assembly Education Committee) introduced AB1236. At that time the California Kindergarten Association heralded this bill because it supported two of our priorities:
1. Changing the entrance age for kindergarten
2. Mandating kindergarten (compulsory school attendance)…