Some education experts remain wary about such programs' effectiveness in promoting behavioral or social learning.
The council only approved the framework for the $43 million program, and will discuss its funding next year.
Senate Republicans Monday rejected an attempt to revive a preschool pilot program that had been eliminated in a Senate committee last week.
A pilot program aimed at providing pre-k for low-income kids was stripped out of a bill Wednesday. The program was replaced with a mandated study of the issue:
Teachers are increasingly focusing on academic skills in kindergarten, according to a survey from the American Institutes of Research.
For the first time this fall, every Indiana kid can attend a full day of kindergarten because of state funding.
Vigo County says it expects increased enrollment in its full-day kindergarten program this year.
Previously, MCCSC only had enough funding for half-day kindergarten, so parents wanting to enroll their children for the full day had to pay the difference.
The law gives $80 million to full-day kindergarten, providing enough money for nearly every of-age Hoosier to attend.
The money comes from corporate tax collections found by the state last year after a software error failed to deposit it into the state’s general fund.