H.R.3604 - Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] (Introduced 09/24/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/23/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3604 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/24/2015)
Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education Act of 2015
This bill authorizes through FY2021 a competitive grant program for states to establish or expand full-day prekindergarten programs that: (1) permit each three- or four-year old child in the state to be voluntarily enrolled by the child's parent, regardless of income, in the program at the public school in which the child would be enrolled for kindergarten; (2) run the length of the regular school year; and (3) are taught by teachers who possess equivalent or similar qualifications to those of teachers of other grades in the school.
The federal share of such a grant shall not exceed 80% of the costs of carrying out these activities. Grant funds received under the program shall be used to supplement and not supplant other federal early childhood education funds in the state.