Full-Day Kindergarten Bill Signed, Will Expand State Funding

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (July 12, 2017) — Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) President Mark Shriver issued the following statement today on Governor Chris Sununu signing into law SB-191, a bipartisan bill that will expand state funding for full-day kindergarten programs.

“This legislation is a crucial step forward in ensuring more kids in New Hampshire receive access to a high-quality kindergarten program and a strong start in life. I’m grateful to leaders on both sides of the aisle, especially Governor Sununu and Senator David Watters, who worked across party lines and put kids first.

“I look forward to seeing this legislation’s meaningful and positive impact in the lives of children and families throughout the state.

“While we celebrate this accomplishment, we know there is much more work to do in New Hampshire and across the country in providing all kids access to high-quality early childhood education, which helps ensure a bright future for our economy and nation as a whole.”

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