Free preschool could be coming to Illinois by 2027 | WBEZ Chicago

Sarah Stark

The governor renewed his push for universal preschool in his State of the State address Wednesday. The Smart Start Illinois plan underscores the importance of training educators, and would rework contracts with early childhood education facilities.

Reset breaks it down with a state senator and two experts in early childhood education.

GUESTS: Illinois State Sen. Cristina Pacione-Zayas (D-Chicago), 20th District

Catherine Main, senior lecturer and program coordinator at the UIC College of Education

James Heckman, Nobel Prize-winning economist at the University of Chicago who studies early childhood education

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February 16, 2023 at 06:14PM

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