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State Board of Education April 16, 2008 Jacqueline Jones Ellen Wolock David Joye Division of Early Childhood Education Preschool Expansion.

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1 State Board of Education April 16, 2008 Jacqueline Jones Ellen Wolock David Joye Division of Early Childhood Education Preschool Expansion

2  All at-risk 3- and 4-year-olds to attend Abbott-quality preschool programs.  Universal preschool for 3- or 4-year-olds in “A” and “B” districts and “CD” districts with an at-risk concentration of at least 40%.  Targeted preschool in all other districts for all at-risk three- and four-year-olds.

3  Fully implemented over 6 years: ◦ 30,000 more children, bringing preschool enrollment to 70,000 children. ◦ Funding increases to $330 million, bringing total preschool funding for $850 million. ◦ Reach at least 90% of the eligible population in all districts within six years

4  Small class sizes,  Certified classroom teachers and teacher assistants,  Coaching & Mentoring: Master teachers,  Comprehensive preschool curriculum,  Social Services: Social workers, outreach programs, etc.

5  Mixed delivery system ◦ In-district ◦ Providers ◦ Head Start

6  Per pupil amounts: ◦ Detailed line item budget data ◦ Adjustments for geographic cost differences ◦ Costs for district-wide administration of these programs is included in the per pupil amounts

7  is a planning year for most districts.  Districts must submit a five year plan and budget for implementation of full day preschool for all eligible 3- and 4-year- olds.  Annual updates of the plan.

8  Abbott budgets approved. They will get what we approved for less an enrollment adjustment. Will not receive less $ in the future.  ECPAs not receiving preschool expansion aid will receive at least the same preschool aid as per pupil.  Districts receiving ELLI aid in will receive the same preschool aid in

9  State aid notices went out with these figures pre-filled.  is a planning year for districts that received no preschool aid in

10 Three in April for Superintendents

11  Preschool expansion rollout and timeline  Components of high quality preschool program implementation  Five year plan for preschool implementation Sign up is at

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