Sending Office: Honorable John K. Delaney
Request for Cosponsor(s)
Every child in America deserves an education that will prepare them for the high-tech global economy of the future. That investment in our future should start early, so that all children have an equal opportunity to succeed. The Early Learning Act provides
states with up to $8,000 per student per year to provide free, high quality, universal pre-k to all four-year-olds.
Early Education Trust Fund
The Early Learning Act establishes the Early Education Trust Fund, a new fund to distribute grants to participating state Departments of Education. Funding will be based on the number of four-year-olds enrolled in accredited, not-for-profit pre-k programs
and the number of school hours the program lasts.
High Quality Pre-K
To ensure quality, states must certify that they have an accreditation process in place and that any funding from the Early Education Trust Fund is only provided to accredited, not-for-profit pre-k programs offered to students free of charge. In addition,
the Early Learning Act requires states to maintain their current level of pre-k funding.
The Early Education Trust Fund is funded by a 1.5% increase on individual income and dividends and capital gains above $500,000, indexed to inflation. This surtax ensures that high quality pre-kindergarten education is provided in a fiscally responsible
If you are interested in becoming a cosponsor please contact Michele Viterise at
Michele.Viterise@mail.house.gov or by phone at ext. 5-2721.
John K. Delaney (MD-06)
Member of Congress
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