PreK programs in Maine are not meeting the needs of students who need them the most. In 2015-16, nearly 29% (54 out of 188) of Maine school districts that enrolled kindergarten students had no PreK program. That means nearly 8,000 students enrolled in Kindergarten, but didn’t attend a public PreK, despite extensive research showing the benefits of high quality preschool. The lack of available programs, due to a lack of funding, is one of the major reasons so many students are left without the opportunity to attend a public PreK program.
“Question 2 provides increased funding needed for this crucial program,” said John Kosinski, Campaign Manager for YES ON 2. The campaign today released a white paper on what YES ON 2 means for PreK education in Maine.
Read the full paper here: