Presentation on theme: "State Board of Education April 16, 2008 Jacqueline Jones Ellen Wolock David Joye Division of Early Childhood Education Preschool Expansion."— Presentation transcript:
State Board of Education April 16, 2008 Jacqueline Jones Ellen Wolock David Joye Division of Early Childhood Education Preschool Expansion
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.
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
Small class sizes, Certified classroom teachers and teacher assistants, Coaching & Mentoring: Master teachers, Comprehensive preschool curriculum, Social Services: Social workers, outreach programs, etc.
Mixed delivery system ◦ In-district ◦ Providers ◦ Head Start
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
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.
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
State aid notices went out with these figures pre-filled. is a planning year for districts that received no preschool aid in
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Preschool expansion rollout and timeline Components of high quality preschool program implementation Five year plan for preschool implementation Sign up is at