By Daily Republic Staff
Legislation that would allow all 4-year-olds to attend transitional kindergarten passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.
“I strongly believe that universal early childhood education is an investment in our future that will pay dividends for years to come,” Sen. Bill Dodd, who authored Senate Bill 837, said in a statement released Wednesday. “It is absolutely essential for economic vitality and social mobility. California must step up our investment in the next generation.”
The existing transitional kindergarten program is available to children who turn 5 shortly after the first semester of a school year.