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H.R. 555 Universal Prekindergarten Act!

Saturday May 23, 2009

HR 555 - Introduced January 15, 2009

To assist States in establishing a universal prekindergarten program to ensure that all children 3, 4, and 5 years old have access to a high-quality full-day, full-calendar-year prekindergarten education.

Action Taken

Jan 15, 2009: Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

Introduced by: Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (OH-10)

Bill Summary

The following summary was written by the Congressional Research Service.

Universal Prekindergarten Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide grants to a designated state agency for development of universal prekindergaten programs for all children three, four, and five years old in the state.

Requires the state to: (1) match federal funds by at least 20%; and (2) submit with its grant application a plan to establish, coordinate, and implement a statewide universal prekindergarten program.

Authorizes state agencies to set aside up to 5% of a grant for ongoing professional development activities for teachers and staff of prekindergarten programs that wish to participate.

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