Assemblymember Kevin McCarty and California State Superintendent of Public Instruction-elect Tony Thurmond Lead a Delegation of Pre-K Education Advocates on an Early Learning Legislative Tour

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –After a successful day of introducing a comprehensive Pre-K for All Legislative Package, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) along with California State Superintendent of Public Instruction-elect Tony Thurmond lead a delegation of early childhood education advocates to learn about successful East Coast Pre-K for All programs.

 

Sacramento Lawmaker Introduces 'Pre-K For All' Bill Package

Democratic Assemblymember Kevin McCarty of Sacramento introduced three pieces of legislation on Tuesday aiming to provide free preschool to about 100,000 more children from low and middle-income households in California.

The first bill — ironically named AB123 — will cost $1.4 billion a year in addition to the existing $1.2 billion dollars already in place for preschool programs. He said current funds for state preschool are being spent wisely and he plans to build on current models.

New push underway to expand preschool for low-income children in California

Even before California’s next governor takes office, the pressure is already mounting for him to follow through on campaign promises to improve access to preschool for the state’s 4-year-olds.

Governor-elect Gavin Newsom made expansion of early education programs a major part of his campaign, but what form that will take will become clearer when he releases his proposed budget for the next fiscal year in January.

Assemblymember Kevin McCarty Introduces a Robust Pre-K for All Legislative Package

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Continuing a career of advocating for our youngest learners, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento), introduced the Pre-K for All Legislative Package. The package, includes three pieces of legislation, each designed to make high-quality preschool programs universally accessible for 3 and 4-year-old children across California.