Early Edge California is proud to co-sponsor AB 123, the Preschool for All Bill. 

AB 123 expands access to preschool for all 4-year-olds living in low-income neighborhoods and all 3-year-olds in poverty, and raises preschool quality and funding to help close the school readiness gap. 

  • Expands access to full-day, full-year preschool for all 4-year-olds who live in a neighborhood where more than 70% of students are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals. AB 123 also ensures that all 3-year-olds in poverty receive two years of high-quality preschool.
  • Increases salaries and qualifications of preschool teachers to support children’s learning with adequate financial supports.
  • Raises preschool quality to what is proven to work and increases funding.
  • Provides scholarships for teachers to pursue higher education in Early Learning fields.

Authors: Assemblymembers McCarty, Berman, Bonta, Burke, Carrillo, Chiu, Friedman, E. Garcia, Gonzalez, Limón, Reyes, Santiago, Ting, Wicks

Early Edge California (lead co-sponsor)
Kidango (lead co-sponsor)
Advancement Project (co-sponsor)
California Federation of Teachers (co-sponsor)
Fight Crime Invest in Kids (co-sponsor)
LA Chamber of Commerce (co-sponsor)

Current Status: Two Year Bill

AB 123 Fact Sheet
Preschool Teacher Qualifications-Benefits of a BA

How You Can Support This Bill:  AB 123 Sample Support Letter

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View ECE Bills: 2019 ECE Bill Summary–prepared by Early Edge California

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