Appropriations Committee

JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT

Bill No.:

SB-1103

Title:

AN ACT CONCERNING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

Vote Date:

5/10/2011

Vote Action:

Joint Favorable Substitute

PH Date:

3/7/2011

File No.:

507

SPONSORS OF BILL:

Education Committee

REASONS FOR BILL:

To require pre-school programs in schools in order to help close the achievement gap.

Substitute language deletes Section 1, which repeals CGS Section 10-16y that created the Office of Early Childhood Planning, Outreach and Coordination, and removes the statewide longitudinal evaluation of school readiness programs. Substitute language also removes Section 2(b) 3-5, which permits the Early Childhood Education cabinet to develop and implement an early childhood information system and implement a communications strategy for outreach to families, service providers and policy makers. These changes were made to remove the fiscal note from the bill.

RESPONSE FROM ADMINISTRATION/AGENCY:

Please see Education Committee JF Report

NATURE AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT:

Please see Education Committee JF Report

NATURE AND SOURCES OF OPPOSITION:

Please see Education Committee JF Report

Reported by: Brie Johnston

Date: May 13, 2011