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Governor Scott signs budget with increases in funding for VPK and school readiness

6/6/2014

Governor Rick Scott signed his It's Your Money Tax Cut Budget in early June. With regard to early learning, the budget provides $396.1 million for the Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) program and increases funding by $54 per student, and $555.5 million for the School Readiness Program, including an increase of $3 million to further expand school readiness services. The budget also includes $10.5 million for an early learning performance pilot program to award child care providers and instructors for improving quality. Budget highlights are available in this 2014 Session Summary.  

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