CARSON CITY (KTNV) — It's very early in the 2019 legislative session, and already education bills have emerged that could have a significant impact on the youngest Nevadans.
Senate Bill 84 would help establish a program to award grants to support pre-kindergarten programs.
Parents like Veronica Gorrostieta support early education.
"I want him to be ready for kindergarten," said Gorrostieta.
"I want him to learn," she said while speaking about her 5-year-old son.
Senate Bill 84 specifically creates an account to fund prekindergarten programs which support children who are at least 5 years old, in classrooms of no more than 20 pupils with at least 25 hours of instruction per week.
"We will have conversations with the executive branch and over with the Senate and will work on those education budgets like we always do," said Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton.
Assemblywoman Carlton said lawmakers are focused on the Governor's agenda to overhaul education.
"You never know how things are going to develop," said Carlton.
"We have 497 budgets to close between now and June, so we have 117 days to go," added Carlton.
The newly introduced prekindergarten bill is in it's infancy and still has a long way to go before having a chance to become law.