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Proposed Federal Plan Makes Preschool More Affordable
A proposed plan from the White House could make preschool available to everyone. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and the Department of Health and Human Services are outlining a plan that would make preschool available for all children four years and older. It would provide low- and middle-income families money for their children to attend early childhood education classes like preschool.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin believes it's important for children to begin learning early.
"We've got to make sure that every young child has that opportunity," Durbin said. "If you want to see success in college, many times starting in preschool is the best place, so I support the President's effort to do that."
Obama is expected to discuss his plans for early childhood education during his State of the Union address on Tuesday.