notes from Amy
As we gear up for the legislative hearing on September 16, I have been reflecting on where we have been. We filed our first bill, An Act Establishing Early Education for All, in December 2002 and have been working since then to help more children get access to high-quality early education.
We put our ultimate vision out there – universal access for all young children in the Commonwealth. And while we continue to hold this larger vision, we have adjusted our strategy for this legislative session.
“An Act Ensuring High Quality Pre-Kindergarten Education” provides a targeted, phased-in plan for providing state funded pre-kindergarten to preschool aged children through a mixed delivery system with prioritization based on school district accountability status and rates of third grade reading proficiency. It is a first step in achieving our vision.
There are many ways to show your support.
Let us know if you plan on attending the hearing, are interested in submitting written testimony or visiting your legislators at the State House on September 16.
You can also send a message to legislators asking them to support this important legislation and add your name as a Voice of Support.
Thank you for your leadership.
Please let me know if you need additional information or have questions.