The Committee on Pre-K
United States of America

Infancy and early childhood development set the stage for a child's future ability to interact socially and achieve academically, and extensive research on the human brain shows the from birth to age 5 children rapidly develop the lanuage and cognitive capabilities and emotional, social, regulartory and moral capacities upon which child development proceeds.To this end, the critical dimensions must be nurtured in early,high quality, active learning pre-kindergarten programs for all FLorida four-year-old children to provide both short and long-term benefits, including later school success.

Every four-year-old child in Florida should be offered a high quality pre-kindergarten learning opportunity by the sate no later than the 2005 school year. The voluntary early childhood education program should be established according to high quality standards and shall be free for all Florida flour-year-olds without taking away funds used fro exsisiting education, health and development programs.

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The VOLUNTARY UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN EDUCATION IN FLORIDA petition to The Committee on Pre-K was written by Janel Doyle and is in the category Education at GoPetition.