AB 47 - The Preschool for All Act
Early Edge California is proud to sponsor AB 47 (McCarty) - the Preschool for All Act of 2015, which will ensure progress in meeting the commitment last year by Governor Brown and the Legislature to provide quality preschool to all low-income 4 year olds.
CA Budget Puts Kids First
Governor Brown signed the 2015-16 budget, which includes more than $300 million in increased investments in early learning and child development, as well as important policy developments.
Expanded TK is a flexible and cost-effective local option for school districts to offer school readiness opportunities to more young children. Early Edge California released a new brief to support districts.
Children: The Bay Area's Greatest Investment
Early Edge was honored to cohost “Children: The Bay Area’s Greatest Investment,” one of about a half dozen gatherings convened by the White House to discuss President Obama’s call to enroll 6 million low-income kids in pre-k by 2020.
Early Childhood Education Partnership Applauds Significant State Budget Gains for California’s Children in Joint Statement
Educators laud spending plan: Budget signed by Gov. Brown offers billions more for California students
Governor Brown Signs 2015 Budget Act; Budget Includes over $300 Million in Total Increases for Early Care and Education
The California Senate Education Committee voted to pass AB 47 (McCarty) – the Preschool for All Act of 2015 with bipartisan support. more
New Brief: Expanding TK | 06.24.2015
As part of a clarification in the budget bill signed today by Governor Brown, school districts across California now have another local option to get more 4 year olds ready for kindergarten: expanding transitional kindergarten. Early Edge California’s new brief Getting Students Ready: Expanded Transitional Kindergarten explores the varied approaches used by several school districts that are pioneering the use of this local option to serve more 4 year olds in a kindergarten readiness program. more
Today Gov. Jerry Brown signed the 2015-16 Budget Act, which includes over $300 million in increased investments and important policy developments for early care and education. more
Just a day after the Legislature passed a budget proposal that did not have the Governor’s support, Gov. Brown, Speaker Atkins and Senate pro Tem de León announced a budget agreement that invests over $300 million in early childhood education. Please join us in sending thanks to Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Speaker Toni Atkins, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, the Legislative Women’s Caucus, and the Budget Conference Committee! more
Last night, the Legislative Budget Conference Committee approved a $392 million early childhood education investment. Urge Gov. Brown to sign the Legislature’s comprehensive ECE proposal! more