Funding is aimed at increasing the number of skilled workers.
Budget includes more slots for preschool, 4% funding increase for K-12
UC is being asked to increase the number of California students it enrolls.
4% increase in Prop. 98 next year; early ed to receive $500 million more over 4 years
Early education and childcare advocates press their opposition to Gov. Jerry Brown's budget.
Plan would support "blended" teacher preparation programs.
In his latest early education budget proposal, Gov. Jerry Brown proposes the same as he did before.
The bill would reinstate funds diverted to K-12 schools during the recession.
Early education advocates are encouraged by budget discussions.
The amount requested would increase the number of children with access to preschool.
A new report found there are 170,000 3- and 4-year-olds who are eligible for state preschool but don't have access to it, and early education advocates said that highlighted the gaps in the state's early learning system.
The recommendation would cover an estimated 270,000 4-year-olds.
Districts could charge enrollment fees for families who aren't low-income.
The budget proposal would consolidate preschool programs into one grant.