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Preschool alternative proposed


August 25, 2006
English Language Learners
Jennifer Toomer-Cook
Deseret Morning News, Salt Lake City, UT

Senator wants state to pay for training parents to assist their children

Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, wants the state to spend up to $7 million to train a team of specialists to give parents, preschools and day-care centers the tools they need to make sure children are ready for kindergarten. The specialists would reach out to all families and help those who are disadvantaged due to income or limited English skills understand how to access available services, including Head Start preschool programs.