H.R.555 - Universal Prekindergarten Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10] (Introduced 02/08/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||03/04/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.555 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/08/2011)
Universal Prekindergarten Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) 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.