preschool http://wuky.org en Big Preschool Goals Face Tough Budget Realities http://wuky.org/post/big-preschool-goals-face-tough-budget-realities <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. - In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama made the case for expanding early childhood education. Adding more pre-K opportunities is also one of Governor Steve Beshear's goals, but budget constraints at both the federal and state level present significant challenges. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:30:38 +0000 Brenna Angel 28374 at http://wuky.org Big Preschool Goals Face Tough Budget Realities Budget Proposal Would Expand Preschool Eligibility http://wuky.org/post/budget-proposal-would-expand-preschool-eligibility <p><span class="article-content"><span>LEXINGTON, Ky. -- More low-income Kentucky families would be able to send their child to public preschool under a plan to expand eligibility requirements.<br /><br /> Half-day preschool programs are currently open to 4-year-olds in families with income at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level. In his budget proposal, Governor Steve Beshear would raise that income cap to 160 percent of the poverty level.<br /> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:20:48 +0000 Brenna Angel 10001 at http://wuky.org Budget Proposal Would Expand Preschool Eligibility