DEC is Pleased to Announce: New IDEA Part C and 619 Preschool Bill Introduced Today

July 31, 2019

Good News! Today, July 31, 2019, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) and Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced the Funding Early Childhood is the Right IDEA Act (H.R. 4107), a bipartisan bill designed to restore full funding for early intervention and preschool special education services under IDEA. 

The number of children requiring the services these programs provide has been increasing at a faster rate than the funding the programs are receiving. “Early childhood interventions are crucial for a child’s development, and every child, regardless of disability status, should have an equal opportunity to obtain high quality early childhood services,” said Congressman DeSaulnier. “These programs deserve increased federal f