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October 10, 2003

Universal Prekindergarten Education Advisory Council Meeting

The Universal Prekindergarten Education Advisory Council will meet on October 15, 2003, in Tampa, Florida, at the Tampa International Airport Marriott (Grand Ballroom East). The meeting will begin at 10:00 AM and end no later than 3:00 PM.

The Council, established by the State Board of Education and chaired by Lt. Governor Toni Jennings, will make recommendations for the universal prekindergarten education program required by Constitutional amendment, including expected outcomes, curriculum and assessment standards, program delivery and design, coordination with existing school readiness programs, best practices, and cost estimates.

October 15 is the final meeting of the Council and will include continued discussion of state and local governance of the universal prekindergarten education program, as well as review of the Council's recommendations and report which will be submitted to the State Board of Education

For additional information regarding this meeting and the ongoing work of the Advisory Council, please consult the Council's website at The site provides links to resources utilized by the Council, and also includes a mechanism for public input for those individuals who would like to share with the Council their issues and suggestions regarding universal prekindergarten education.