H. R. 3469
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 17, 2011
Ms. Norton introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce
To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to encourage the implementation or expansion of prekindergarten programs for students 4 years of age or younger.
This Act may be cited as the
Universal Prekindergarten and Early
Childhood Education Act of 2011.
Use of community learning center funds for prekindergarten programs
Section 4205 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7175) is amended—
by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and
by inserting after subsection (a) the following:
In addition to the activities authorized under subsection (a), a local educational agency that receives an award under this part may use the award for educational activities for children 4 years of age or younger if the agency agrees to phase in, where possible, a prekindergarten program.
purposes of this subsection, the term
means a program that—
provides a prekindergarten curriculum in classrooms at public elementary schools for students 4 years of age or younger; and
is taught by teachers who possess equivalent or similar qualifications to those of teachers of other grades in the school involved.