H.R.866 - Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education Act of 2013

To establish a grant program to assist States to establish universal prekindergarten in public schools and public charter schools. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To establish a grant program to assist States to establish universal prekindergarten in public schools and public charter schools. as introduced.
  • Short: Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education Act of 2013 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states to establish full-day prekindergarten programs at public schools. Requires those programs to: (1) permit parents, regardless of income, to enrol

Official Summary

Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states to establish full-day prekindergarten programs at public schools. Requires those programs to:
(1) permit parents, regardless of income, to enroll their four-year old children at a school in which their children may be enrolled for kindergarten;
(2) run for the length of the regular school year; and
(3) be taught by teachers who possess qualifications similar to the qualifications of other teachers at the applicable school. Prohibits the federal share of a prekindergarten program grant from exceeding 80% of the prekindergarten program's costs.

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