State-Financed Preschool Access in the U. In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for preschool education access for every child in America. Nationally, 28 percent of 4 year-olds are enrolled in state-financed preschools, but not all states the terms of the program of preschool education programs.
Floridapassed a constitutional amendment in 2002 that required a voluntary pre-kindergarten program be offered for all of Florida’s 4-year-olds. 2010-11 it had the nation’s highest rate of attendance. President Obama singled out Georgia and Oklahoma in his State of the Union address. They were the first states to offer universal preschool for 4-year-olds and have consistently had among the highest rates of attendance.
Arizona had a small state preschool program, but financing was frozen in 2010 because of budget constraints. It is now one of 11 states without a state program. In 2010-11, about 6 percent of Alabama’s 4-year-olds were enrolled in a state preschool program. Bentley, a Republican, has called for a large increase in the state’s existing preschool budget, with the eventual goal of expanding voluntary access to all 4-year-olds. Note: this data shows enrollment in state-funded preschool programs for 4 year-olds and does not include Head Start or local church or elementary programs.
Use this multi-sensory activity to improve letter recognition, sound recognition, and letter formation. Have each youngster take a turn dipping a finger into water and writing a letter of the alphabet on the board. Once the letter is formed, his friends say its name and sound in unison. As the letter fades away, youngsters will be delighted with this disappearing act.