June 22, 2017
Meghan Farrell, Communications Coordinator
603-225-9540 Ext. 129
New Futures Applauds the Passage of SB 191, Increasing Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten
CONCORD, NH – In response to today’s passage of SB 191 increasing funding for full-day kindergarten, Rebecca Woitkowski, Early Childhood Policy Coordinator at New Futures Kids Count has released the following statement:
“We applaud the New Hampshire legislature for today’s passage of SB 191 providing increased funding for full-day kindergarten. This bipartisan bill marks an important step forward for critical early childhood programs in the Granite State. While imperfect, SB 191 does offer much-needed additional funding for full-day kindergarten and puts our state on a path to full-adequacy funding in future years.
At New Futures, we have and will continue to advocate for guaranteed full-adequacy funding for kindergarteners, and are proud that our legislature took a crucial first step today towards ensuring New Hampshire’s children are all given equal opportunity to start strong.”
New Futures is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates, educates and collaborates to improve the health and wellness of all New Hampshire residents. New Futures Kids Count is a branch of New Futures focused on collecting and disseminating critical and reliable state-level data, policy recommendations, and tools for legislators, public officials, and advocates to advance positive policies for Granite State children and families. Learn more at www.New-Futures.org/KidsCount.