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S.502: Prepare All Kids Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Bob Casey, D-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 7, 2013
Latest Major Action March 7, 2013
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Bill Summary

Prepare All Kids Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to establish a Prekindergarten Incentive Fund from which matching grants shall be awarded to states and, through them, subgrants to qualified prekindergarten providers to establish, expand, or enhance voluntary high quality full-day prekindergarten programs serving children ages three through five.

Directs state grantees to set aside: (1) at least 15% of their grant for quality early childhood development programs for children from birth through age three, and (2) at least 10% of their grant to extend the hours of early childhood development programs to create extended day and year programs.

Requires prekindergarten subgrantees to: (1) maintain a maximum class size of 20 children, with at least 1 prekindergarten teacher per classroom; and (2) ensure that the ratio of children to prekindergarten teachers and teacher aides does not exceed 10 t...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 7, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.