Kindergarten may change in California if two new bills pass

Source: EdSource Reporter: Karen D'Souza

Two newly introduced bills could significantly impact the early education landscape in California if they eventually become law. 

State Sen. Susan Rubio, D-Baldwin Park, is championing a bill to make kindergarten mandatory while Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, has introduced legislation that would require school districts to offer full-day kindergarten. While both proposals have been put forth before, if these two pieces of legislation pass, they would fundamentally redefine and expand key aspects of the kindergarten experience.

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