Preschool For All Plan Extended

Chicago, IL – Governor Rod Blagojevich has signed an early childhood learning bill that will continue funding preschools across Illinois.
The governor says he was moved when he attended his own child's preschool graduation and wants other children to have a similar opportunity to begin early learning.
The law includes $380 million in funding for the next fiscal year.
Blagojevich says attending preschool helps children narrow the achievement gaps, promotes learning in later school years and helps prevent anti-social behavior.
The chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education says he hopes the funding will help the state remain a national leader in preschool education.