Paying expensive fees for Pre-K may soon be a thing of the past for some parents with the development of a new universal Pre-kindergarten program starting in New York state. It’s not uncommon for parents to spend thousands of dollars annually on child care and Pre-K programs for their four year olds. Thanks to a budget agreement that was reached by state and local legislators, an innovative universal statewide Pre-K system is now set to be implemented throughout New York State.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will get hundreds of millions of dollars for the implementation of a universal pre-kindergarten program. High income New York City residents avoided the tax increase that he had requested to pay for it. For details of this sweeping state wide change affecting young children, public education, and charter schools, we recommend this article from the Washington Post.
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