H.R.3357 - Early Childhood Education Professional Improvement Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
Summary: H.R.3357 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Introduced in House (10/28/2013)
Early Childhood Education Professional Improvement Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants to states to:
- provide scholarships that enable preschool teachers employed in an early childhood education program to pursue a bachelor's degree in early childhood education or a closely related field;
- support preschool teachers employed in an early childhood education program to attain a credential, licensure, or endorsement that demonstrates competence in early childhood education if their bachelor's degree is not in that or a closely related field;
- increase the compensation of teachers who are making progress toward a degree in early childhood education or who have attained that degree; and
- provide ongoing professional development opportunities to preschool teachers and teacher assistants employed in an early childhood education program.
Requires each state that desires a grant to include a description of its comprehensive early childhood professional development system in its application.
Requires grant recipients to maintain their fiscal effort for the activities supported by the grant funds for a fiscal year at levels equal to or greater than their fiscal effort for such activities during the preceding fiscal year.