Newsom Proposes Transitional Kindergarten for All California 4-Year-Olds in Budget Plan

LA Times | John Myers, Sonja Sharp, & Howard Blume

“It’s a readiness gap as much — more than it is an achievement gap. People are not left behind as often as they…start behind.”

Taking advantage of an influx of state tax revenue, California Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed a multi-billion investment in making transitional kindergarten available to all of the state’s 4-year-olds. The program would take effect in the 2022-23 school year, and is designed to provide kindergarten readiness support to children and families most in need.

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