- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Education and LaborEarly Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary EducationIntroducedNovember 13th, 2013
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Kindergarten is vital to a child’s educational and social success, and should be available to all American children. Decreasing the number of low-income children currently placed on waitlists for programs could potentially decrease poverty in America.
Some concern that the federal initiative is duplicative of existing programs. Fully-funded, the bill would still leave 60 percent of low-income children under age 5 without access to any public programs.