Gov. Neil Abercrombie today welcomed the opportunity to work with the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) on developing a high-quality, state-funded early learning system to ensure Hawaii's children are prepared to enter kindergarten ready to learn.
The Governor stated:
"I welcome HSTA's support of publicly funded preschool.
"My Executive Office on Early Learning looks forward to working with HSTA and its members, the Hawaii Board of Education, and the Legislature in developing a comprehensive and integrated statewide early childhood education and development program.
"This is a fundamental investment in the future of Hawaii's keiki and our entire state."