|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.
|ID||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Allowance for Teachers to Visit Student Parents|
Allows district to utilize a portion of the instructional staff allowance for teachers to visit the parents or guardians of students during ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2012||P-12||Teacher Credentialing and Transitional Kindergarten|
From bill summary: Authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to convene a workgroup of specified members to develop program standar...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Kindergarten Entrance Ages|
Updates cut-off date for entrance ages into kindergarten. For the 2013-14 school year, a child must be five years of age by November 1. For...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Kindergarten Attendance May Be Mandated in NYC|
Authorizes the New York City board of education to require children who turn five by December 1 to attend kindergarten. Provides exceptions....
|HI||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Early Learning System|
Provides legislative findings. Establishes the executive office on early learning, to be temporarily placed in the office of the governor, a...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Kindergarten, 1st Grade Entrance|
S.B. 316 - Kindergarten, 1st Grade Entrance
Repeals existing requirements providing exceptions to minimum ages for admission to kindergarten or 1st grade. Replaces with provision provi...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Birth through 3rd Grade Literacy Education|
S.B. 316 - Birth through 3rd Grade Literacy Education
Directs the state board and the early childhood advisory council, in consultation with the governor's office of 21st century education, to d...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Kindergarten Readiness Assessment|
Provides that the Department of Education establish a statewide readiness tool that will review a child's readiness for learning when they e...
|HI||Adopted 06/2012||P-12||Research on the Correlation Between Late-Born Children and Educational Outcomes|
Requests that the department of education conduct research on the correlation between children who are late-born (born after August 1) and e...
|IL||Adopted 06/2012||P-12||Kindergarten Readiness Survey Implementation, "K" in State Standards|
23 IL ADC 1.420; 23 IL ADC 1.APP. D
From Illinois Register: This rulemaking resulted from the State Board of Education's application for funding under the American Recovery and...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Kindergarten Requirement|
S.F. 2284 - Division XIII
This section requires that a student who is enrolled in a district and is age 5 by 9/15 be considered of compulsory attendance age unless th...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Kindergarten Age|
Sets kindergarten entrance age. Children entering kindergarten shall be five years of age on or before August 31 for the 2013-2014 school ye...
|IL||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||Early Childhood Block Grant|
23 IL ADC 235.20, 30, 40, 45, 50, 60, 70; 23 IL ADC 235.APP. A, B, C
From Illinois Register: This rulemaking resulted from the state board's application for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Early Literacy Assessment Tool|
H.B. 1345 (sec. 7)
Requires the education department to issue request for proposals for the purchase of an early literacy assessment tool that teachers may use...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Age for Kindergarten or First Grade Entry for Children Moving from Abroad|
H.B. 706 - Age for Kindergarten or First Grade Entry for Children Moving from Abroad
Clarifies that provisions for child's entry into kindergarten and 1st grade for a child who was a legal resident of one or more states two y...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||School Entrance and Lower Compusory School Ages|
Amends school entrance ages and compulsory school ages. Effective with the 2017-18 school year, kindergarten entrance age is 5 by August 1 a...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Enhanced Kindergarten Program for At-Risk Students|
Creates an early intervention program to provide funds for applicant school districts and charter schools to offer an enhanced kindergarten ...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Statewide Implementation of the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills|
Requires the Washington kindergarten inventory of developing skills, beginning in the 2012-2013 school year and to the extent funds are avai...
|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...
|OH||Issued 10/2011||P-12||Early Education|
Executive Order 2011-21K
Creates the position of Early Education and Development Officer ("Officer") within the Governor's Office of 21st Century Education. Directs ...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Closing the Achievement Gap/Early Literacy|
Sec. 1 - Establishes a task force to address the academic achievement gaps in Connecticut by considering effective approaches to closing the...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Kindergarten|
Statutes regarding the provision of half-day and supplemental kindergarten are scheduled to sunset with the 2011-2012 school year. S.B. 248 ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||School Readiness Assessments|
Amends and reenacts existing statute relative to school readiness assessment. Provides relative to school readiness tests, inlcuding the sel...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Voluntary Prekindergarten Program|
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 12
Revises requirements for a good cause exemption for a Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Program provider who fails to meet minimum student rea...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Delays Requirement that Districts Offer Full-Day Kindergarten|
The measure delays the requirement for the requirement for districts to provide full-day, free kindergarten until the 2013-14 school year. h...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Kindergarten|
S.B. 2150 - Multiple Provisions
Requires each board to provide at least a half-day kindergarten program for any student enrolled in the district or pay the tuition required...
|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...
|OH||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||All-Day Kindergarten|
H.B. 30 - All-Day Kindergarten
Repeals provision requiring districts to provide all-day kindergarten to all students beginning in fiscal year 2011. Permits a district that...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Readiness Testing and Formative Assessments|
Allows districts to conduct readiness testing and formative assessments of incoming kindergarten students (within the regular school calenda...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Kindergarten Entrance|
Allows exceptions to the kindergarten enrollment cut-off date (age 5 by August 1) unless the child will be 5 by Dec. 1 and can demonstrate, ...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Study of Earlier Kindergarten Entrance|
Directs the department of education to conduct a survey of public school districts to determine the feasibility of enrolling children in pub...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Kindergarten Entrance Age|
Changes the required birthday for admission to kindergarten and first grade to November 1 for the 2012–13 school year, October 1 for the 201...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Kindergarten Entrance Age and Junior Kindergarten Program|
Amends kindergarten entrance age; provides that beginning with the 2013-14 school year, a child who is at least 5 on the first day of kinder...
|NE||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Kindergarten Entrance|
Children are eligible for kindergarten if they are 5 years old by July 31, beginning with the 2012-13 school year. Previously, the cutoff da...
|GA||Adopted 12/2008||P-12||State Assessments|
Eliminates reference to Georgia Kindergarten Assessment Program - Revised (GKAP-R). Provides all kindergarten students must be assessed usin...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Kindergarten Construction Aid Program|
Extends the kindergarten construction aid program until all school districts operate a kindergarten program; allows a school district to ele...
|GA||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Student Assessment Programs|
Adds language regarding the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for EL...
|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 edu...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Two-tier Kindergarten Program and Kindergarten Entrance Age|
Establishes a junior kindergarten and kindergarten program in the department of education; establishes a pilot program for the 2005-2006 sch...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12|
Relates to reimburse rates under the Child Care and Development Services Act, revenue limits for school districts and county superintendents...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Quality Education Act of 2003 - Accountability and Assessment|
H.B. 2697 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends §§ 6-15-402 - 6-15-406. Creates the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, and Accountability Program Act; including requiring t...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Children Entering Kindergarten|
Requires the Department of Education to develop and conduct readiness testing for children who are entering kindergarten....
|NH||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Alternative Kindergarten Programs|
Relates to the establishment of an alternative kindergarten program within a school district; provides that school districts operating an ap...