Norton Introduces Her Universal Pre-Kindergarten Bill


Norton Introduces Her Universal Pre-Kindergarten Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced she has introduced her Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education Act to use federal grants to encourage public school systems to provide universal, prekindergarten to every child, regardless of income.  Norton said school districts that do not have early childhood education programs, as well as those in states that fund at least some early childhood education, would be eligible for the grants.
“There is no more critical stage of development in a child’s life than the earliest days and years of childhood,” Norton said.  “Providing universal prekindergarten is an …

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