As predicted, spending on early childhood is an important part of President Obama’s proposed fiscal 2015 budget, released on Tuesday.
The administration is seeking $500 million to help states improve their early childhood programs, which would be in addition to the $250 million that Congress approved in its fiscal 2014 budget agreement. The White House also repeated its request for $75 billion to expand preschool nationwide, starting with the most disadvantaged students.
My colleague Alyson Klein has a full rundown of the education elements of the fiscal 2015 budget over at Politics K-12.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Early Years blog.