The United States has set a new statewide goal to reach 100,000 kindergarten enrollment by 2022.
That means every state and territory will have a cap on the number of kindergarteners who can attend, but parents can still enroll children as soon as they finish high school and graduate from high school.
Parents can also enroll their children up to the age of 12.
States and localities will be required to report on the enrollment rate of children who graduate high school, and the number who enroll in kindergarten.
States and locales will also be required in 2022 to report the number and age of kindergarten students enrolled in kindergarten, and to update parents about the number enrolled in school.
In New York, the state said it would spend $1.5 million in the first six months of 2022 to cover the cost of kindergarten enrollment and provide support to families who are transitioning to kindergarten and enrolling their children as early as possible.
New York will also expand its statewide enrollment goal to 80,000 in 2022, which would mean every state, territory and the District of Columbia would have a goal to have 100,001 kindergarteners enrolled by 2022, the New York Times reported.