Vermont’s pre-kindergarten law goes in to effect on Friday.
The new law that was signed by Governor Peter Shumlin in 2014 requires that all kids in the sate will have access to Pre-K this school year.
Officials say Vermont is the first state in the country to guarantee Pre-K for all 3 and 4 year olds.
Act 166 says communities need to offer at least 10 hours per week of publicly funded Pre-K education.
On Thursday, Vermont’s Governor Peter Shumlin spoke about how the new law will benefit families of all incomes.
“Now that we have made access universal, we need to ensure all Vermonters, regardless of income, are benefiting from the new law. To do this, I have challenged my Agencies to work hard to identify ways to ensure all Vermonters are utilizing this important law, especially those low-income Vermonters who too often fall through the cracks,” said Gov. Shumlin.
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