Republican Senator Randy Head has introduced a bill to start a pilot program to encourage preschool reading programs.
A referendum increasing property taxes would raise $1.8 million annually to expand preschool education in Bartholomew County.
Indiana lawmakers are poised to fund full-day kindergarten even though some experts say the money may be better spent elsewhere.
The Monroe County Community School Corporation is waiting on federal funds to start a second preschool program in the district.
Preschool is not mandated in Indiana and funding for individual corporation programming can be hard to find.