The now defunct “Build Back Better” legislation had provisions for a universal preschool initiative that would have opened the door to a free universal preschool program. That program, based upon wording in the legislation, would have omitted private religious preschools.
On March 29, POLITICO Playbook reported that:
“A letter being circulated by Rep. KATHERINE CLARK (D-Mass.) and Sens. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-Mass.) and TINA SMITH (D-Minn.) and obtained by Playbook will call on President JOE BIDEN to push a reconciliation bill ‘that lowers the cost of child care for families, expands access to pre-K, and invests in the early childhood workforce and infrastructure.'”
However, report also adds that while there is a change that ” universal pre-K and capping child care costs will make it into a reconciliation bill in the coming weeks or months, others said administration aides have privately acknowledged that’s highly improbable.”
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