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Universal Prekindergarten Implementation

California’s historic investments in early education have created new and expanded opportunities to provide equitable learning experiences for all young students. Universal prekindergarten implementation will rely on a mixed-delivery system, supported by investments in universal transitional kindergarten, state preschool, and expanded learning, as well as comprehensive support for multilingual learners and students with disabilities. Critical to this mixed-delivery system are two key programs: transitional kindergarten and state preschool, and the additional delivery options offered through programs such as Head Start, community-based preschool programs, family child care, and family, friend, and neighbor care.
Assembly Bill (AB) 130* (2021–22) established an early education initiative to expand access to classroom-based prekindergarten programs offered by school districts, county offices of education, or charter schools. The collaboration among county offices of education, local educational agencies, state preschool programs, expanded learning programs, community partners, and families is essential to ensure a clearly articulated preschool through third grade early education system for all students.
*As modified by AB 167 which revised the methodology for allocating base, enrollment, and supplemental grants to local educational agencies.
                                                                                                        
UNIVERSAL PREKINDERGARTEN RESOURCES FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

UNIVERSAL PREKINDERGARTEN RESOURCES FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Universal Prekindergarten resources from Ca Dept. of Education (CDE)

Universal Prekindergarten resources from Ca Dept. of Education (CDE)

 
Focus Area A: Vision and Coherence
 
Focus Area B: Community Engagement and Partnerships 
 
Focus Area C: Workforce Recruitment and Professional Learning 
 
Focus Area E: Facilities, Services, and Operations