Universal Access to Pre-School

Preschool has been shown to increase students’ performance in high school, increase test scores, decrease the likelihood of being arrested for a violent offense as a juvenile, and decrease the likelihood that a child will experience abuse and/or neglect.

Universal Access to Pre-School – Illinois

In May 2006 Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich, signed the first law in the nation that aims to provide the opportunity for universal access to pre-kindergarten education for all 3 and 4-year olds as part of a"Preschool for All" initiative.  The law is based on recommendations in a Spring 2006 report released by the Illinois Early Learning Council.… Read More