Lawmakers killed a bill to lower the compulsory school age, but other state officials and groups plan to bring back the conversation in future years.
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.