Support HB 3 to Fund Full-Day Pre-K and Give Kids a Strong Start

Testimony to the House Public Education Committee

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We thank Chairman Dan Huberty for filing HB 3, a robust school finance plan that ensures more Texas kids can benefit from full-day, high-quality pre-k. State funding currently only supports half-day (3-hour) pre-k despite the fact that full-day (6-hour) programs have a greater impact on student learning. Full-day, high-quality pre-k is the best way for children to be kindergarten-ready and strong readers by third grade. HB 3 will give Texas the opportunity to harness the power of a well-funded early childhood education, putting more children on the path to lifelong success and saving taxpayer dollars.