RELEASE: House Democratic Leader Comments on House Vote to Support Full Day Kindergarten

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, the House of Representatives voted 231-100 to pass SB 191, legislation that would provide additional funds to communities with full day public kindergarten programs.  House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff (D-Penacook) released the following statement after the vote:

“I am thrilled that the House has stepped up to support providing additional funds to communities that offer full day public kindergarten.  The benefits of early childhood education, to the social and academic development of our children, are clear.  This bill is a long-overdue recognition of those benefits, and a signal to working families and the business community that we understand our obligation to offer all New Hampshire children the opportunity for a high quality education.  Support of full day public kindergarten is a top priority for House Democrats, and I am pleased that the Republican majority has joined us in recognizing the benefit of this investment.”