(Released January 8, 2018) Last year’s meager investment in pre-K — the smallest since 2014 — added just 476 new full-day seats for 4-year-olds in 14 districts. Continuing that strategy, it will take state leaders 163 years — eight generations — to meet their commitment to offer every 4-year-old quality full-day pre-K. Governor Cuomo indicated he plans to add $15 million for pre-K expansion in the 2018 budget. If he makes good on that promise, New York will still leave behind three generations of 4-year-olds. It would take nearly 57 years to make pre-K truly universal.

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