White House Forecasts Maryland Effects from “Preschool for All”

As President Obama has proposed a new program to forward wider availability of preschool programs, the White House has developed state-by-state estimates of funding levels for each jurisdiction that would participate. From the Maryland summary:

Under the President’s proposal, Maryland is estimated to receive $42,400,000 in the first year it participates in the Preschool for All program. This funding, combined with an initial estimated state match of $4,200,000, would serve about 5,175 children from low-and moderate-income families in the first year of the program alone.

More detail about the proposed Early Learning program is available online. From the US Department of Education summary:

The President’s budget proposes $75 billion to provide high-quality preschool for all four-year olds. Funding would be provided to states and distributed to local school districts, or local school districts in partnership with other early learning providers, to offer high-quality preschool programs. An additional $750 million would provide for competitive grants to states to strengthen their early learning systems. Learn more in the early learning budget summary.

Read the full Maryland report online, or visit the Department of Education summary of the Early Learning initiative.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties
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