|MO||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||PreK Eligibility and Funding|
Provides that a child will be eligible for admission to a school district prekindergarten program if the child reaches the age of three before the first day of August of the school year beginning in that calendar year. Provides that a district that offers prek...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Early Learning Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Block Grant|
S.B. 858 - Early Learning Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Block Grant
Primarily from bill summary: Requires the superintendent of public instruction to administer an early learning quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) block grant. Requires block grants to be allocated to local consortia, to support local early learning q...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Expansion Funds for California State Preschool Program|
S.B. 858 - Expansion Funds for California State Preschool Program
From bill summary: Section 4: Beginning June 15, 2015, requires the superintendent of public instruction to consider different criteria and data in awarding expansion funds for the California state preschool program. Requires the superintendent of public instr...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Recompeting for Continued Child Care and Development Services Funding|
S.B. 858 - Recompeting for Continued Child Care and Development Services Funding
From bill summary: Under the Child Care and Development Services Act, requires the superintendent of public instruction to adopt rules and regulations authorizing the department to develop a process requiring every contracting agency to recompete for continued...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Fees for Part-Day State Preschool Program Students|
S.B. 858 - Fees for Part-Day State Preschool Program Students
From bill summary: Prohibits fees from being assessed on income-eligible families for children attending a part-day California state preschool program. Beginning with the 2014-15 fiscal year, requires the family fee schedule in effect on July 1, 2014, to remai...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund|
S.B. 858 - Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund
From bill summary: Makes funding from the Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund available to local educational agencies and contracting agencies that provide child care and development services, pursuant to the Child Care and Development Services Act. Requires ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Private Donations for Children Enrolled in Cecil J. Picard LA 4 Early Childhood Program Classes|
Authorizes any public or private entity, including a nonprofit organization, to make a donation to any participating school district for a student enrolled in Cecil J. Picard LA 4 Early Childhood Program classes.
Authorizes private businesses, industry, foun...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Early Childhood Education Block Grant Funds for 0-3-Year-Olds|
Increases the percentage of Early Childhood Education Block Grant program funds that must be set aside for children ages 0 to 3 from 11% to 14%, and extends date by which that proportion must increase to 20% to fiscal year 2016 (previously 2015). http://www.il...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Early Childhood Center Participation in Cooperative Purchasing Agreements|
Authorizes certain early childhood learning centers to participate in cooperative purchasing agreements. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=913683&n=SB598%20Act%20498...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Smart Start Grant Program|
The bill requires the Office of Early Childhood (OEC), in consultation with the State Department of Education (SDE), to design and administer the Connecticut Smart Start competitive grant program for local and regional boards of education to establish or expan...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Financing Of Public Schools|
Sets the statewide base per pupil funding amount for the 2014-15 budget year at $6,121, which is an inflationary increase of 2.8%. Clarifies the method used to calculate the cost-of-living factor in years when average teacher salaries either de...
|LA||Passed 05/2014||P-12||Statewide Funding Model for Early Childhood Care and Educational Services|
Urges and requests the state board to develop a statewide funding model for quality early childhood care and education for children, ages birth to five, and to submit a report with recommendations regarding the model before the start of the 2015 legislative se...
|CA||Enrolled 08/2013||P-12||Preschool and Early Learning Funding|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Early Care and Education|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Preschool 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 ...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Fees 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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Full-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...
|LA||Passed 06/2013||P-12||Feasibility of Transfering the Child Care Development Fund to the Department of Education|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Subsidized Funding for Low-Income Working Parents|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Additional 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...
|IL||Passed 05/2013||P-12||Advisory Committee on Education Funding|
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...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Early Learning Provisions|
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...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Early Learning Scholarships|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Preschool 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...
|HI||To governor 05/2013||P-12||Constitutional Amendment to Permit Appropriation of Public Funds for Private Early Childhood Programs|
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 ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Early Head Start Grant Program|
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...
|HI||Passed 04/2013||P-12||Study on the Feasibility of Using Social Impact Bonds to Fund Early Learning Programs and Services|
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...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Education Innovation Fund and Early Childhood Education Endowment|
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...
|HI||Passed 04/2013||P-12||Using Social Bonds to Fund Early Learning Programs|
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...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||K-3 Program Funding Eligibility|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Enhanced 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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Preschool Participation|
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 ...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Education-Related Exemptions from Procurement Code|
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.
|CA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Preschool 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 ...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Early Childhood Education Scholarship Funding|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Voluntary 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, ...
|FL||Vetoed 04/2012||P-12||School Readiness Programs|
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...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Fee for Early Childhood Services|
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....
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Early Childhood Block Grants; Chicago Educational Block Grants|
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 ...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Early Childhood Education Scholarships|
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...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Revenue for All-day K and Pre-K|
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)
|TX||Adopted 06/2011||P-12||Prekindergarten 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...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Kindergarten|
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 ...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Universal 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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Legislative Intent to Increase Funding for Child Development Centers and Preschools|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Early Childhood Construction Grants|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Reimbursement for Transportation of Early Learning Pupils|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Grants for Preschool Educational Programs|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Grants for Preschool Educational Programs|
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.
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Early Childhood Education Block Grant|
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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||MOUs Between State and Head Start Programs|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Three-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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Early 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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Full-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 ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Early 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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Construction 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...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Services to Preschool Students with Disabilities|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Federal Funds|
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...
|TX||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Prekindergarten 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...
|IL||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Early 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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Voluntary Early Childhood Programs|
Authorizes local school districts to operate and expend funds from any available sources for voluntary early childhood education programs.
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...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Universal Early Childhood Program|
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.
|HI||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 07/2008||P-12||Early Learning System|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Commission to Study the Feasibility of Creating a Preschool Incentive Fund Program|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Preschool for All Children Funds|
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...
|OH||Emergency amendment 06/2008||P-12||Early 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 ...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Full-day Kindergarten|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Appropriations|
• 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 ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||UPSTART 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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||State Supplemental Funding for Head Start|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||Community Empowerment Initiative|
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...
|HI||Vetoed 07/2007||P-12||Prekindergarten and Kindergarten|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||School Readiness Tax Credits|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Full-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...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Universal 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.
|WY||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Developmental Preschool Service Providers Reimbursement|
Increases the state's per child reimbursement amount for developmental preschool service providers. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/Enroll/HB0042.pdf...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Local Matching Funds for Preschool|
Requires 3% local matching funds for contracts with developmental preschool service providers. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/Enroll/HB0177.pdf...
|CO||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Funding for Full-day Kindergarten|
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...
|NE||Approved by voters 12/2006||P-12||Constitutional Amendment: Early Childhood Education Endowment Fund|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||PreK for At-Risk Children|
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...
|AZ||On 11/07/2006 Ballot. 07/2006||P-12||Early 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...
|AZ||Approved by voters 07/2006||P-12||Early 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 ...
|IL||Emergency Rule Adoption 06/2006||P-12||Early 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...
|LA||Adopted 06/2006||P-12||State Early Childhood Programs|
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...
|CA||Rejected by Voters. 06/2006||P-12||Voluntary 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...
|VT||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 05/2006||P-12||Prekindergarten Education Study Committee|
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 ...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Bilingual 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...
|IL||Adopted 02/2006||P-12||Early 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...
|GA||Adopted 12/2005||P-12||Early Learning Grants|
Submits rules regarding grants under the Department of Early Care and Learning.
|IL||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Early Learning Funding and Programs|
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...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Early Learning Educational Task Force|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Grants to Charter Schools|
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. ...
|NE||Signed by Governor 06/2005||P-12||Early Childhood programs, funding.|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Child 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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||School Facilities: Joint-Use Projects|
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...
|AR||Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Better Chance Program|
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...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Educational Funding and Property Tax Relief|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Early Intervention Agencies Committee|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Better Chance For School Success Program|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Early Childhood Education Block Grant|
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...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
|Distribution of the Gaming Commission Fund|
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.
|KS||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Preschool Programs|
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 ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Better Chance Program|
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...
|WV||Adopted 01/2003||P-12||Universal 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)...
|MO||Rejected by voters 11/2002||P-12||Additional tobacco tax for early childhood and other programs|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Provides additional funding to ensure that children are ready to enter school|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Tobacco Tax for Education|
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;...
|CA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Intermediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Head Start in Tunica County|
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....
|CO||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Funding Preshool Programs|
Concerns the required expenditure of a portion of a school district's per pupil operating revenue for the school district's preschool program....
|IN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Child care development vouchers|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Education 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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Early Childhood Foundation|
Authorizes the establishment of a foundation for early childhood care and education....
|NE||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Early Childhood Education Grants|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Funding for early childhood programs.|
, Amends the application process for the Arkansas Better Chance Program; provides funding for early childhood programs....
|NJ||Signed into law 11/2000||P-12||Eligibility of Low-Income Pupils, Effective Programs|
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 ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Child Care Program|
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....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Day Care Facilities|
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 ...
|MD||Vetoed 05/2000||P-12||Early Child Care and Education Centers Grant Program|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Full-day Kindergarten, Universal Prekindergarten Reserve Fund|
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 ...
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||Early Childhood Education Aid|
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...