Prop 38 Reverses California's Cuts to Early Childhood
Studies confirm that early childhood education is one of the
best investments we can make.
Yet California has cut early childhood education by $1.2 billion
since 2008, that's over 30%!
In addition to funding K-12, Prop 38 restores cuts, improves
quality and expands access to early childhood education. Prop 38
provides $1.1 billion annually for early education growing to $2
billion by 2018.
More Investment in Early Years Will Boost School Readiness For
Each year roughly 90,000 disadvantaged children will have access
to high quality preschool, growing to over 170,000 children by
FY2018 and over 240,000 annually by FY2024.
Another 10,000 highly at-risk children under age 3 will have
access to a new Early Head Start program, growing to more than
20,000 children by FY2018 and over 30,000 by FY2024.