American Families Plan calls for free preschool and community college, support for educators

Described by the White House as an investment “to grow the middle class,” President Joe Biden’s American Families Plan will provide free universal preschool for all children ages 3-4 and two years of free community college for all Americans, including DREAMers.

The American Families Plan will ensure “that all publicly-funded preschool is high-quality, with low student-to-teacher ratios, high-quality and developmentally appropriate curriculum, and supportive classroom environments that are inclusive for all students,” according to a White House statement released April 28.

Other highlights of the AFP include addressing teacher shortages, strengthening pipelines for teachers of color, helping current teachers earn in-demand credentials and investing in educator leadership.