Substitute for Raised S.B. No. 1103
Session Year 2011


AN ACT CONCERNING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COORDINATED SYSTEM OF EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT.

To require school districts to provide preschool; to provide additional school readiness grants to towns and regional school readiness councils that make additional spaces available in school readiness programs; to eliminate the Office of Early Childhood Planning, Outreach and Coordination and require the Department of Education to begin a state-wide longitudinal evaluation of the school readiness program; and to amend the membership of the Early Childhood Education Cabinet and add certain duties to the cabinet.