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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
CAEnrolled 08/2013P-12Preschool and Early Learning Funding
A.J.R. 16
Urges Congress to enact President Barack Obama's budget proposal to increase funding for preschool and early learning. Urges the superintendent of public instruction to prepare a plan for making California competitive for future increases in federal funding to...

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CASigned into law 08/2013P-12Early Care and Education
A.C.R. 45
Urges the legislature and the governor to restore budget funding to early care and education programs and to support efforts to fund and implement the Quality Rating and Improvement System and other programs that support early care and education. Urges legisla...

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CASigned into law 07/2013P-12Preschool and Child Care and Development Services (education finance omnibus)
A.B. 86 - Fee Schedule for Preschool and Child Care and Development Services
From bill summary: Requires the superintendent of public instruction to establish a revised fee schedule for families using preschool and child care and development services for children from infancy through age 13. Requires the superintendent to first submit ...

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CASigned into law 07/2013P-12Fees Collected for Preschool Program Participation (education finance omnibus)
A.B. 86 - Fees Collected for Preschool Program Participation
From bill summary: Requires the superintendent of public instruction to annually report to the Department of Finance, on or before October 1 of each year, the fees collected from families who have children enrolled in the California state preschool program. ht...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Full-Day Prekindergarten Pilot
H.B. 1122 - Full-Day Prekindergarten Pilot
Section 1 of this bill permits the Dallas Independent School District (ISD) to implement a pilot 3-year high school diploma option. Section 2 directs the commissioner of education, beginning with the first school year following the first school year in which D...

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LAPassed 06/2013P-12Feasibility of Transfering the Child Care Development Fund to the Department of Education
S.C.R. 76
Requests the department of education and the department of children and family services to determine the feasibility of developing an operational plan for the transfer of the Child Care Development Fund lead agency authority and associated functions to the dep...

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FLSigned into law 06/2013P-12Subsidized Funding for Low-Income Working Parents
H.B. 7165
Creates the Child Care Executive Partnership which must establish and govern the Child Care Executive Partnership Program. Program will use state and federal funds as incentives for matching local funds derived from local governments, employers, charitable fou...

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IASigned into law 06/2013P-12Additional Uses for Preschool Aid; Kindergarten Readiness Assmt.
H.F. 215 - Division XIV
Defines additional uses for preschool aid money. Allows for community-based providers to use the money for professional development, instructional equipment, materials, and other direct costs. Unused preschool money at the end of the year is to be used to buil...

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ILPassed 05/2013P-12Advisory Committee on Education Funding
S.J.R. 32
Creates the General Assembly's Advisory Committee on Education Funding to conduct a thorough review of the existing distribution methods and expenditures of education funding pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Directs the committee to make recommendations to i...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Early Learning Provisions
H.F. 630
Defines the minimum annual number of instructional hours for half-day and full-day kindergarten (425 and 850 hours, respectively). Empowers districts to adopt early admissions policy for kindergartners. Describes the process for comprehensive cognitive, social...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Early Learning Scholarships
H.F. 630
Establishes an Early Learning Scholarship program for families with a 3 or 4 years old (by Sept 1 of that year) with an income equal to or less than 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. Empowers Commissioner to prioritize applications based on income, geor...

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COSigned into law 05/2013P-12Preschool Funding and Improving Program Quality
S.B. 260 - Preschool Funding and Improving Program Quality
From fiscal note: Increases the number of slots in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) by 3,200.

Creates the Expanding Quality Incentive Program in the department of education and within the CPP. Through this program, permits districts with existing CPP pro...

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HITo governor 05/2013P-12Constitutional Amendment to Permit Appropriation of Public Funds for Private Early Childhood Programs
S.B. 1084
Proposes a constitutional amendment to permit the appropriation of public funds for private early childhood education programs, subject to non-discrimination provisions, as provided by law. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/Bills/SB1084_CD1_.PDF ...

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COSigned into law 05/2013P-12Early Head Start Grant Program
H.B. 1291
Creates the Colorado Early Head Start (EHS) Grant Program in the Office of Early Childhood to expand enrollment of infants, toddlers and pregnant mothers in center- or home-based Early Head Start, improve quality care, provide tiered reimbursement to providers...

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HIPassed 04/2013P-12Study on the Feasibility of Using Social Impact Bonds to Fund Early Learning Programs and Services
H.C.R. 119
Requests that the department of budget and finance conduct a study on the feasibility of using social impact bonds to fund early learning programs and services. Requests that the department of budget and finance, in consultation with the executive office on ea...

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NESigned into law 04/2013P-12Education Innovation Fund and Early Childhood Education Endowment
L.B. 495
From the Fiscal Note: LB 495 changes the allocation of the Education Innovation Fund in FY2013-14 through FY2015-16. The fund is derived from lottery
proceeds. The bill provides a new appropriation of $1 million per year for the three year period from the fund...

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HIPassed 04/2013P-12Using Social Bonds to Fund Early Learning Programs
H.R. 90
Requests that the executive office on early learning, in consultation with the department of budget and finance, conduct a study on the feasibility of using social impact bonds to fund early learning programs and services. Requests that the executive office on...

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NMSigned into law 04/2013P-12K-3 Program Funding Eligibility
H.B. 310
Changes the eligibility for the K-3 Plus Program (extended school year program for grades K-3) to include public schools in which 80 percent or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced-fee lunch at the time the public school applies for the progra...

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UTSigned into law 04/2013P-12Enhanced Kindergarten and Early Intervention Interactive Computer Software Program
S.B. 260 - Enhanced Kindergarten and Early Intervention Interactive Computer Software Program
Primarily from bill summary: Modifies the distribution of funds for enhanced kindergarten programs to districts and charter schools.

Requires the state board to select technology providers for the early intervention interactive computer software program by S...

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KYSigned into law 03/2013P-12Preschool Participation
H.B. 220
Changes the birthdate for half-day preschool eligibility from October 1 to August 1, effective 2017. Repeals KRS 157.226, "Preschool program for disabled children," and moves provisions to KRS 157.3175. Requires that funds appropriated by the general assembly ...

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NMSigned into law 03/2013P-12Education-Related Exemptions from Procurement Code
S.B. 247
For purchases by the Department of Children, Youth and Families, exempts from the requirements of the Procurement Code purchases of pre-kindergarten services made pursuant to the Pre-Kindergarten Act.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/13%20Regular/final/SB0247.p...

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CASigned into law 06/2012P-12Preschool Finance
S.B. 1016 - Preschool Finance
From sections 5-16 of bill summary: Previous provisions provide for both part- and full-day preschool programs. New provisions provide that the state preschool programs must include, but not be limited to, part-day age and developmentally appropriate programs ...

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MNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Early Childhood Education Scholarship Funding
H.F. 2949
Cuts grants to early childhood education scholarships for public or private preschool programs from $4,000,000 to $2,000,000 for 2013.
Article 3, Sec. 4 https://www.revisor.mn.gov/data/revisor/law/2012/0/2012-239.pdf...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program
H.B. 5101 - Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program
Requires each private prekindergarten provider and public school in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program to implement an evidence-based pre- and post-assessment approved by the state board of education. Requires the approved assessment to be valid, ...

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FLVetoed 04/2012P-12School Readiness Programs
H.B. 5103
From final bill analysis: Conforms applicable statutes to the appropriations provided in the General Appropriations Act for the school readiness program for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Defines terms for purposes of the School Readiness Act. Requires definitions...

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SDSigned into law 03/2012P-12Fee for Early Childhood Services
H.B. 1195
Permits schools to charge a fee for early childhood services for any child who is under the age of compulsory attendance pursuant to 13-27-1 and is not enrolled in kindergarten or a more advanced grade. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2012/Bills/HB1195ENR....

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12Early Childhood Block Grants; Chicago Educational Block Grants
S.B. 1742
Requires a school district that receives an Early Childhood Block Grant to report to the state board of education on its use of the block grant in such form and detail as specified by the state board. Requires the report to the general assembly to include the ...

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MNSigned into law 07/2011P-12Early Childhood Education Scholarships
H.F. 26
Sets forth eligibility requirements for children who may receive early childhood education scholarships. Requirements include parental income below 47 percent of the state median in the current year or child's participation in another public funding program (e...

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MNSigned into law 07/2011P-12Revenue for All-day K and Pre-K
H.F. 26
Allows school districts to reallocate general education revenue attributable to 12th grade students who have graduated early to extended time kindergarten and prekindergarten programs. (Article 1, Sec 20)
http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS87/1/HF0026.0.p...

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TXAdopted 06/2011P-12Prekindergarten Early Start Grant Program
19 TAC 102.1002
From Texas Register: Amends s.102.1002, concerning the prekindergarten early start grant program. Revises procedures for the prekindergarten grant award program by updating provisions relating to definitions, including changes to the definitions for Tier 1 and...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011P-12Kindergarten
S.B. 1256--Kindergarten Finance
Arizona Revised Statute 15-821 is clarified. If a child who has not reached the age of five before September 1 of the current school year is admitted to kindergarten but withdraws and re-enroll the following year allows state age to be apportioned between the ...

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NYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Universal PreK Funding
S.B. 2808 - Part A, Sec. 38
Maintains the eligibility of districts to receive the estimated maximum universal preK support.
Chapter 58 http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=S02808&Summary=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y...

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CASigned into law 08/2010P-12Legislative Intent to Increase Funding for Child Development Centers and Preschools
S.C.R. 47
Expresses legislative intent to increase funding for child development centers and preschools in future years, as resources become available, to provide staff of Title V child development centers and
preschools with adequate salaries and benefits, provide adeq...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Early Childhood Construction Grants
S.B. 3460
In provisions concerning early childhood construction grants, provides that a public school district or other eligible entity must provide local matching funds in an amount equal to 10% of the grant (rather than the amount of the grant). Provides that the Capi...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Reimbursement for Transportation of Early Learning Pupils
H.B. 4879
Provides that when calculating the state reimbursement for transportation costs, the state board of education may not deduct the number of pupils enrolled in early education programs from the number of pupils eligible for reimbursement if the pupils enrolled i...

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ILSigned into law 06/2010P-12Grants for Preschool Educational Programs
S.B. 2594
Deletes language providing that the state board of education must provide the primary source of funding through appropriations for the grants for preschool educational program and that the funds must be distributed for the benefit of certain children. http://w...

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ILSigned into law 06/2010P-12Grants for Preschool Educational Programs
H.B. 5322
Removes obsolete provision requiring the state board of education to provide the primary source of funding for the voluntary preschool program for children at risk of academic failure.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=096-0944&GA=96...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Early Childhood Education Block Grant
S.B. 1412
Relates to the Early Childhood Education Block Grant. Replaces provision that 11% of grant to be used to fund programs for children age 0-3 with provision that at least 11% of grant be used for such purposes. Requires this percentage to increase to 20% by the ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12MOUs Between State and Head Start Programs
S.B. 79
Requires grantees under the Preschool for All Children program to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the appropriate local Head Start agency within three months of the awarding of the grantee's grant. Requires collaboration between the grantee...

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CASigned into law 07/2009P-12Three-year Child Development Appropriations
A.B. 2D - Sections 4 and 5
Section 4: Repeals Section 8278 of the Education Code, which made child development appropriations, with the exception of funds appropriated for the After School Learning and Safe Neighborhoods Partnerships Program and for CalWORKs child care, available for ex...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Early Childhood Advisory Council and Early Childhood Financing Workgroup
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.90 and 265.70.20
Section 3301.90:Creates the Early Childhood Advisory Council to serve as the federally mandated state advisory council for early childhood education and care, and to advise the state regarding the creation and duties of the Center for Early Childhood Developme...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Full-Day Kindergarten
H.B. 1 - Section 3317.03, 3321.01, 3321.05 and 265.70.70
3317.03: Requires each student enrolled in kindergarten to be counted as a full-time equivalent student regardless of whether or not the student is enrolled in full-day kindergarten class.
3321.01: Repeals references permitting a district that is not eligible ...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Early Childhood Education Programs
H.B. 1 - Section 265.10.20
Partially from DOE summary of H.B. 1:
Continues the GRF-funded early childhood education program at school districts, joint vocational school districts or educational service centers for children at least three years old as of the district entry date for kind...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12Construction Projects
H.B. 2424 - Article 30, Section 30-20
Requires school construction projects supported by grants from the Capital Development Board to receive silver certification from the United States Green
Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System. Creates new...

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NYSigned into law 07/2009P-12Services to Preschool Students with Disabilities
A.B. 8893
Provides for state reimbursement of municipalities for school supportive health services provided to preschool students with disabilities and for allocation of the moneys to the department of health and the municipality. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Federal Funds
H.B. 635
Authorizes the Texas Education Agency to seek, accept and distribute grants awarded by the federal government or any other public or private entity for the benefit of public elementary and secondary education. Authorizes the commissioner, for purposes of deter...

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TXAdopted 03/2009P-12Prekindergarten Early Start Grant Program
19 TAC 2.102.AA.102.1002
Establishes new procedural and reporting requirements for prekindergarten grants to school districts, open- enrollment charter schools, and education service centers operating as fiscal agents of shared services arrangements. http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rule...

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ILAdopted 03/2009P-12Early Childhood Block Grant
23 IAC 235.100
Extends sunset for Preschool for All Children program from June 2008 to June 2010. Pages 336-339 of 372: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume33_issue10.pdf...

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MSSigned into law 03/2009P-12Voluntary Early Childhood Programs
S.B. 2314
Authorizes local school districts to operate and expend funds from any available sources for voluntary early childhood education programs.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2009/pdf/SB/2300-2399/SB2314SG.pdf...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12Finance
A.B. 1028
Revises various provisions of the Child Care and Development Services Act relating to the reimbursement and auditing of child care and development providers. Requires a child care contractor receiving additional funding to separately account for all sources an...

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LASigned into law 07/2008P-12Universal Early Childhood Program
S.B. 286
Provides for phased in universal access to the Cecil J. Picard LA 4 Early Childhood Program and for participation by non-school system providers of early childhood education; relates to tuition and free or reduced-price meals for qualified children.
http://www...

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HIVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 07/2008P-12Early Learning System
S.B. 2878
Establishing an early learning system to be known as keiki first steps, to ensure a spectrum of high-quality early learning opportunities statewide for children birth-kindergarten entry, with priority given to underserved or at-risk children. Provides the earl...

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NHSigned into law 07/2008P-12Commission to Study the Feasibility of Creating a Preschool Incentive Fund Program
H.B. 1299
Establishes a commission to study the feasibility of creating a preschool incentive fund program; provides that the committee shall determine priorities for the dissemination of such resources, survey and confirm local school districts' interest in using funds...

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ILSigned into law 06/2008P-12Preschool for All Children Funds
H.B. 4705
Allows for the continuation of the distribution of funds by the state board of education to achieve a goal of Preschool for All Children by extending sunset date from June 2008 to June 2010. Moves current language with respect to a report concerning the distri...

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OHEmergency amendment 06/2008P-12Early Learning Initiative
OAC 5101:2-23-05, -07, -09
All sections: Provides the early learning initiative (ELI) will no longer exist as of August 23, 2009, and that these rules are in effect only until August 22, 2009.

5101:2-23-05: Bars county departments of job and family services (CDJFS) from accepting new ...

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AZSigned into law 06/2008P-12Full-day Kindergarten
H.B. 2211
Counts kindergarten students as full-time students for the purpose of determining minimum adequacy facility requirements that are used to determine new construction needs. Remove language requiring a school district to provide the necessary capital monies to i...

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IASigned into law 05/2008P-12Appropriations
H.F. 2679
Selected provisions:
• Creates the Senior Year Plus Program to increase access of high school students to college credit and
advanced placement coursework. (Page 40, Line 23 through Page 64, Line 10)
• Requires postsecondary institutions providing Senior Year ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12UPSTART Program
S.B. 2 - Sections 3-9
Establishes UPSTART, a pilot project that uses a home-based educational technology program to develop the school readiness skills of children age 4-5 who have not entered kindergarten. Provides that UPSTART is created to evaluate the effectiveness of giving pr...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12State Supplemental Funding for Head Start
H.B. 330
Appropriates $100,000 to the state board of education for fiscal year 2008-2009 to provide grants to local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide school readiness services to economically disadvantaged children and families in accorda...

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IASigned into law 09/2007P-12Community Empowerment Initiative
H.F. 396
Expands the scope of services under an existing appropriation for the Community Empowerment Initiative involving preschool tuition services. Allows local empowerment areas to use certain funds for three-year-olds as well as 4- and 5-year olds. Complementary bi...

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HIVetoed 07/2007P-12Prekindergarten and Kindergarten
S.B. 613
Directs the department to encourage inclusionary prekindergarten and kindergarten classes of both special education eligible and general education students, including consideration of the following options:
(1) Special education eligible preschool children ma...

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LASigned into law 07/2007P-12School Readiness Tax Credits
S.B. 361
Grants school readiness tax credits to individuals for child care expenses of children five and under, to child care providers, to child care directors and staff, and to businesses providing assistance for child care.

Provides the amount of the child care ex...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Full-Day Kindergarten Planning Grants and Desegregation Grant
S.B. 2107 - Part B, Section 38
Authorizes the commissioner to award grants to districts that operated half-day kindergarten programs in the 2006-2007 school year, and that will continue to operate such half-day programs in the 2007-2008 school year, to plan for conversion to full-day kinder...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Universal Pre-Kindergarten
S.B. 2107 - Part B, Section 19
Eliminates references to district-level prekindergarten policy advisory boards and their authority to adopt prekindergarten programs.

Provides that two or more districts may submit a joint application to operate a joint universal prekindergarten program.

In ...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007P-12Developmental Preschool Service Providers Reimbursement
H.B. 42
Increases the state's per child reimbursement amount for developmental preschool service providers. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/Enroll/HB0042.pdf...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007P-12Local Matching Funds for Preschool
H.B. 177
Requires 3% local matching funds for contracts with developmental preschool service providers. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/Enroll/HB0177.pdf...

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COSigned into law 02/2007P-12Funding for Full-day Kindergarten
S.B. 26
Authorizes a school district, upon voter approval, to impose an additional mill levy for purposes of funding the school district's excess full-day kindergarten costs. Allows the question submitted to the voters to also include a question of whether to impose a...

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NEApproved by voters 12/2006P-12Constitutional Amendment: Early Childhood Education Endowment Fund
L.B. 1006
A constitutional amendment to permit use of funds dedicated to the common schools for early childhood educational purposes. If adopted, requires the creation of an early childhood education endowment fund for the purpose of supporting early childhood education...

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ILSigned into law 07/2006P-12PreK for At-Risk Children
S.B. 1497
Relates to grants for a preschool educational program administered by the state board July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008. Provides that appropriated funds shall be distributed to achieve a goal of preschool for all children whose families choose to participate...

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AZOn 11/07/2006 Ballot. 07/2006P-12Early Childhood Funding Ballot Initiative
V. 18; (NEW BILL)
(PROPOSITION I-16-2006) Increases funding for early childhood development and health programs; provides that local councils would distribute the majority of the funding, with oversight by a statewide board; dedicates funding from an increase on the sales price...

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AZApproved by voters 07/2006P-12Early Childhood Development and Health Initiative
V. 18 (Prop. 203)
(PROPOSITION 203 I-16-2006) Increases funding for early childhood development and health programs. Purpose is to improve quality and increase access to early childhood development activities. Also will increase access to preventative health care programs and ...

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ILEmergency Rule Adoption 06/2006P-12Early Childhood Block Grant
23 IAC 235.10, .60, .70, .100, .200, .300, .400, .500
Establishes emergency rules regarding the Preschool for All Children program; provides educational services to all 3 to 5 year old children whose families choose to participate. 325-338 of 591: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/regis...

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LAAdopted 06/2006P-12State Early Childhood Programs
H.R. 132
Requests the governor and commissioner of administration to include in the FY 2007-2008 executive budget additional funding for adequately staffing, equipping, and evaluating state early childhood education programs. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/strea...

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CARejected by Voters. 06/2006P-12Voluntary Public Preschool Program
V. 3 (Prop. 82)
Proposes an amendment to the California Constitution to establish a right to voluntary public preschool for all four-year old children, administered by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and county school superintendents, funded by a tax on individ...

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VTBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 05/2006P-12Prekindergarten Education Study Committee
S.B. 314
Creates a prekindergarten education study committee. Directs the committee to gather the following information:
(1) How many private and public or publicly funded prekindergarten education services currently exist in Vermont.
(2) What kinds of services and ...

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KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12Bilingual Weighting Funds
S.B. 549 - Section 13, 16, 27
Authorizes districts to spend funds received from the bilingual weighting to pay the cost of providing at-risk and preschool-aged at-risk education programs and services. Authorizes districts to spend funds received from the preschool-aged at-risk weighting to...

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ILAdopted 02/2006P-12Early Childhood Block Grant
23 IAC 235.10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, Appendix A, B
Establishes rules regarding the Early Childhood Block Grant program. Allows entities other than school districts to apply for preschool and parental training programs; eliminates grants to fund preschool education programs to conduct research into effective p...

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GAAdopted 12/2005P-12Early Learning Grants
GAC 591-2-1
Submits rules regarding grants under the Department of Early Care and Learning.
http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/docs/591/2/1/01.pdf
http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/docs/591/2/1/06.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 08/2005P-12Early Learning Funding and Programs
H.B. 3822
Specifies that grants for preschool educational programs may go both to local districts and to "eligible entities" as defined by the State Board of Education. Gives state board power to determine eligible entities with which local districts may contract to con...

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HISigned into law 06/2005P-12Early Learning Educational Task Force
S.B. 3101
Establishes and appropriates funds for an early learning educational task force to be attached to the department of education. Directs the task force to develop a 5-year plan for birth-5 education in the state. Requires the plan to include:

(1) An implement...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12Grants to Charter Schools
S.B. 239
AN ACT To amend and reenact R.S. 17:24.10(A) and 3995(C). Authorizes charter schools to apply for and receive funding from the department to provide early childhood development and enrichment activity classes, .a.k.a. LA 4 classes, as provided for in statute. ...

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NESigned by Governor 06/2005P-12Early Childhood programs, funding.
L.B. 577
Changes provisions relating to early childhood education programs as prescribed; to define and redefine terms; to provide a weighting factor and a calculation; to change provisions relating to applicable allowable growth rates; to change provisions relating to...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Child Care and Development Services Program
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Changes the maximum age for program eligibility to 13, and modifies the definition of ''parent'' under the Child Care
and Development Services Act. Deletes provision providing a formula for determining whether a family is eligible to receive services under the...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12School Facilities: Joint-Use Projects
A.B. 2446
Amends the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act. Deletes teacher education facilities as eligible joint-use facilities. Includes parks and preschool facilities as eligible joint-use facilities. Permits a joint-use facility to be located adjacent to an existin...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2004P-12Better Chance Program
ADE 174
Establishes general guidelines for the operation of early childhood programs funded under the Arkansas Better Chance Program
and the Arkansas Better Chance for School Success Program. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20174%20abc.pdf...

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MESigned into law 05/2004P-12Educational Funding and Property Tax Relief
S.P. 761
The bill provides that by fiscal year 2009-10 the state share of kindergarten to grade 12 education funding, as described by essential programs and services, must be 55%. It also establishes a local cost share expectation for property tax years beginning on o...

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VASigned into law 03/2004P-12Early Intervention Agencies Committee
H.B. 15
Abolishes the Early Intervention Agencies Committee created to ensure the implementation of a comprehensive system for early intervention services and to make recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources and the Secretary of Education on issu...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Better Chance For School Success Program
H.B. 1057
Amends the state "Better Chance for School Success" program to remove matching requirements, set implementation goals and makes the program applicable to schools instead of districts; amends provisions regarding early childhood programs. http://www.arkleg.stat...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12Early Childhood Education Block Grant
H.B. 2235
Provides that 11% (instead of 8%) of the Early Childhood Education Block Grant shall be used to fund programs for children ages 0-3. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=2235&GAID=3&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=3446&SessionID=3...

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MOSigned into law 06/2003P-12
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Distribution of the Gaming Commission Fund
H.B. 444
Alters the distribution of Gaming Commission Fund; provides funds for veterans facilities, the National Guard College Trust, early childhood development education, and the College Guaranty Fund.

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KSSigned into law 04/2003P-12Preschool Programs
S.B. 82
Authorizes local boards to (1) enter into cooperative or interlocal agreements with one or more other boards for the establishment, operation and maintenance of preschool programs;
(2) Contract with private, nonprofit corporations or associations or with any ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Better Chance Program
H.B. 2402
Expands the Arkansas Better Chance Program; allows any licensed early childhood program with early childhood accreditation by the Department of Human Services and meeting the Arkansas Better Chance Core Quality Approval Standards of the Department of Education...

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WVAdopted 01/2003P-12Universal Access to Pre-Kindergarten System STATE ID: 126-28
Title 126, Series 28
Provides rules relating to West Virginia's universal access to the state's Pre-Kindergarten System. WEST VIRGINIA REG 4202 (SN)...

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MORejected by voters 11/2002P-12Additional tobacco tax for early childhood and other programs
Proposition A
Imposes an additional tax per cigarette and other tobacco products, with the new revenues placed into a Healthy Families Trust Fund to be used for hospital trauma care and emergency preparedness; health care treatment and access; prescription drug assistance f...

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CASigned into law 08/2002P-12Provides additional funding to ensure that children are ready to enter school
A.B. 2800
Authorizes the Children and Families Commission to expend money allocated to it under the Children and Families Act of 1998, to ensure that children are ready to enter school. Authorizes the commission to allocate funds to county commissions established pursua...

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MDSigned into law 07/2002P-12Tobacco Tax for Education
S.B. 856
Establishes tobacco tax as well as special fund to dedicate tobacco tax revenues for education funding. Monies are to 1) provide unrestricted grants to districts; 2) assist local lead agencies and Baltimore City under the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program;...

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CASigned into law 05/2002P-12Intermediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program
S.B. 508
Modifies 1999 Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program (IIUSP), which formerly required that every participating school district contract with an external evaluator for assistance in development of the school's action plan. Bill allows district t...

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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12Head Start in Tunica County
H.B. 615
Relates to Tunica County; allows the board of supervisors to make a contribution to the Institute for Community Service for an additional Head Start class and additional vehicles to transport children....

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COSigned into law 05/2001P-12Funding Preshool Programs
S.B. 123
Concerns the required expenditure of a portion of a school district's per pupil operating revenue for the school district's preschool program....

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INSigned into law 05/2001P-12Child care development vouchers
S.B. 110
Provides that a child care ministry that receives child care development voucher may only be required by a local Step Ahead Council to meet child care standards; specifies that a local Step Ahead Council may not require child care ministries to meet additional...

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TNSigned into law 05/2001P-12Education Reform Act of 2001
S.B. 1881/H.B. 1921--Omnibus Bill
Preschool Funding: Requires schools for preschool children organized as public schools or as
public school classes to be maintained and supported from state, local and federal funds which hereafter may be appropriated specifically for preschool purposes, or fr...

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Early Childhood Foundation
H.B. 1801
Authorizes the establishment of a foundation for early childhood care and education....

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NESigned into law 04/2001P-12Early Childhood Education Grants
L.B. 759
LB 759 changes current law pertaining to early childhood education pilot program grants. The bill provides for an Early Childhood Education Grant Program in lieu of the pilot projects that are currently funded. Programs selected for grants may be provided one...

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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12Funding for early childhood programs.
H.B. 2241
, Amends the application process for the Arkansas Better Chance Program; provides funding for early childhood programs....

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NJSigned into law 11/2000P-12Eligibility of Low-Income Pupils, Effective Programs
S.B. 838
Relates to State aid for school districts with concentrations of low-income pupils; establishes minimum period of school district eligibility for early childhood and demonstrably effective program aids; provides budget cap exclusion for demonstrably effective ...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Child Care Program
S.B. 1703
Appropriates a sum to the State Department of Education for specified child care purposes. Declares appropriations for these purposes to be General Fund revenues appropriated to school districts....

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Day Care Facilities
A.B. 2778
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to contract with a nonprofit organization that has staff with expertise in financing and capital expansion, are knowledgeable about the child care field, and have the ability to develop and implement a plan to ...

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MDVetoed 05/2000P-12Early Child Care and Education Centers Grant Program
S.B. 793
Establishes the Judith P. Hoyer Early Care and Education Centers and Education Enhancement Grant Program for the development of collaborative approaches to delivery of full-day early care and education and family support services; defines terms; designates the...

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NYSigned into law 05/2000P-12Full-day Kindergarten, Universal Prekindergarten Reserve Fund
A.B. 9291
Relates to state aid for school districts; funds a workforce education program in New York City; creates the Universal Prekindergarten Reserve Fund; provides State aid for conversion to full day kindergarten; relates to administration of the School Tax Relief ...

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MNSigned by governor 05/2000P-12Early Childhood Education Aid
H.B. 3800
Extends the fiscal year 2000 increase in early childhood family education aid to fiscal year 2001. The additional aid amount is equal to $2.46 times the greater of 150 or the number of children under five years of age residing in the school district on October...

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