S. 839 (111th): Prepare All Kids Act of 2009

Introduced:
Apr 21, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 2184 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 30, 2009

Sponsor
Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Apr 21, 2009
Length
15 pages
Related Bills
S. 1374 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 11, 2007

S. 1156 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 08, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on April 21, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 21, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 21, 2009
 
Full Title

A bill to assist States in making voluntary high quality universal prekindergarten programs available to 3- to 5-year olds for at least 1 year preceding kindergarten.

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (5D, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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4/21/2009--Introduced.
Prepare All Kids Act of 2009 - Creates a part I (High Quality Prekindergarten Programs) under title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
Implements such part by requiring the Secretary of Education to establish a Prekindergarten Incentive Fund from which matching grants shall be awarded to states and, through them, subgrants to qualified prekindergarten providers to establish, expand, or enhance voluntary high quality full-day prekindergarten programs serving children ages three through five.
Directs state grantees to set aside: (1) at least 15% of their grant for quality early childhood development programs for children ages zero through three; and (2) at least 10% of their grant to extend the hours of early childhood programs to create extended day and year programs.
Requires prekindergarten subgrantees to: (1) maintain a maximum class size of 20 children, with at least 1 prekindergarten teacher per classroom; and (2) ensure that the ratio of children to prekindergarten teachers and teacher aides does not exceed 10 to 1.

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