Bill Would Expand Access to All Eligible Kids
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the Assembly passed Assembly Bill (AB) 47, the Preschool for Act (Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento) on a bi-partisan vote. This measure requires the state to provide funding for all children who are eligible for the state preschool program, and whose parents wish to enroll them, with the opportunity to enroll in the program.
“We can’t afford to not cover all children, regardless of their economic status for preschool,” said Assemblymember McCarty. “AB 47 bill will ensure that we keep the promise made to our preschoolers last year and provide each of our low-income children access to preschool. We owe it to our children and we owe it to the families across California, to ensure that children are ready to start school and be successful.”