Funding for full-day kindergarten has been a hot topic in Concord this year and with good reason. Full-day kindergarten is not only important for childhood development, but it allows parents to get to work and supports our economy.
Full-day kindergarten funding is not in the State budget being debated this week in the legislature but it is on the table as a separate bill, SB 191, which comes up for a vote in the House tomorrow.
New Hampshire lags behind the rest of the country in access to full-day kindergarten, communities that offer full-day kindergarten only receive half of the state funding for kindergarten children that they receive for older kids. Increasing the state contribution toward full-day kindergarten will encourage communities that don't currently offer full-day kindergarten to make that investment.
Now's the time. Call your representative today and ask them to vote "ought to pass" tomorrow on SB 191 in support of full-day kindergarten.
Guest Blog from Amanda Sears, Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy