Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.160 - Policy on early childhood and parenting education; funding goal.

It is the policy of this state to implement programs for early childhood education, for parenting education including instruction about prenatal care, for child-parent centers and for extended Oregon prekindergarten programs. The Oregon prekindergarten program shall be operated in coordination with the federal Head Start program in order to avoid duplication of services and so as to ensure maximum use of resources. The state shall continue funding Oregon prekindergarten programs with a goal to have full funding for all eligible children. [Formerly 326.810; 1995 c.660 §17; 2007 c.858 §10]

Note: The amendments to 329.160 by section 10, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 2007, first apply to the 2008-2009 school year. See section 41, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that applies prior to the 2008-2009 school year is set forth for the userís convenience.

329.160. It is the policy of this state to implement programs for early childhood education, for parenting education including instruction about prenatal care, for child-parent centers and for extended Oregon prekindergarten programs. By 1999, funding for programs shall be available for 50 percent of children eligible for Oregon prekindergarten programs, and, by 2004, full funding for programs shall be available for all eligible children. The Oregon prekindergarten program shall continue to be operated in coordination with the federal Head Start program in order to avoid duplication of services and so as to ensure maximum use of resources. The state shall continue funding Oregon prekindergarten programs with a goal to have full funding for all eligible children.

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