SF 19 – Developmental Preschool Funding

We Support This Bill.

Summary: AN ACT relating to developmental preschool funding; modifying the per child amounts used to calculate payments to service providers; modifying requirements for the department of health's budget request for developmental preschool services as specified; modifying the date utilized to count the number of children that participate in the program; providing an appropriation; and providing for an effective date.
Why It Matters: Child Development Centers (CDCs), most of which are staffed by women, play a critical role in the special education of our zero to five year olds who need therapy/therapies to address developmental delays and disabilities. CDCs also provide preschool for children which supports working mothers. Funding of the state's 14 Child Development Centers has not kept up with the cost to provide services, leaving many CDCs on the brink of closure. This bill would increase the per child amount paid by the state from $8,503 to $11,796. The state is required by law, under IDEA, to provide services to children with developmental needs.

SF 19 – Developmental preschool funding.

Sponsors

Education

Primary

Latest Action


Feb 26, 2024

Senate

S 2nd Reading:Passed

Feb 23, 2024

Senate

S COW:Passed

Feb 21, 2024

Senate

S Placed on General File

Feb 21, 2024

Senate

S02 – Appropriations:Recommend Amend and Do Pass 5-0-0-0-0

Feb 19, 2024

Senate

:Rerefer to S02 – Appropriations

Feb 19, 2024

Senate

S04 – Education:Recommend Amend and Do Pass 5-0-0-0-0

Feb 13, 2024

Senate

S Introduced and Referred to S04 – Education 29-2-0-0-0

Jan 24, 2024

Senate

S Received for Introduction

Dec 14, 2023

Governor of Wyoming

Bill Number Assigned


Status

  • Bill Number Assigned

    Feb 13, 2024

  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor


Bill Source: https://wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2024/SF0019
Data Source: https://open.pluralpolicy.com/wy/bills/2024/SF19/