The Preschool Promise Program is a high-quality, publicly funded, preschool program that serves children ages three (3) and four (4) in families living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, children in foster care, and children from other historically underserved populations. The Preschool Promise Program is delivered in a variety of settings including centers, homes, and schools.
The Preschool Promise Program (PSP) is a publicly funded program that offers free preschool to families whose incomes are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). The passage of House Bill 2025 (HB2025) in 2019 provided for an increase in resources to address the current gaps in access to affordable, high quality, culturally relevant preschool opportunities for families experiencing poverty and families of color. High quality preschool is one of the most effective strategies for closing the opportunity gap, preparing children for kindergarten, and ultimately raising school achievement.
PSP incorporates a mixed delivery approach, which recognizes that high quality early learning experiences can take place in a wide variety of settings, giving families the ability to choose the setting that works best for them and their children. The settings include culturally specific programs, licensed centers, home-based child care, school districts, Head Start programs, Relief Nurseries, education service districts, and community-based organizations.