HB1499 (2018) Detail

Relative to the focus and components of New Hampshire kindergartens.


CHAPTER 269

HB 1499 - FINAL VERSION

 

22Mar2018... 0606h

2018 SESSION

18-2539

06/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1499

 

AN ACT relative to the focus and components of New Hampshire kindergartens.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. V. Sullivan, Hills. 16; Rep. Verville, Rock. 2; Rep. L. Ober, Hills. 37; Rep. Hill, Merr. 3; Rep. Morrison, Rock. 9; Rep. Hinch, Hills. 21; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5; Rep. Freeman, Hills. 12; Rep. Testerman, Merr. 2; Rep. Prout, Hills. 37; Rep. True, Rock. 4; Rep. Rouillard, Hills. 6; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Avard, Dist 12

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that kindergarten shall be play based and include movement, expression, exploration, socialization, and music.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22Mar2018... 0606h 18-2539

06/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the focus and components of New Hampshire kindergartens.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

269:1  Statement of Purpose.  Kindergarten was intended by its founder, Friedrich Froebel, to be a means of socializing children and preparing them for formal education through exploration, movement, expression, and play.  The word kindergarten is literally translated as a child's garden.  Froebel intended kindergarten to cultivate children's unique talents, needs, and abilities.  His concept for kindergarten was based on educating young children through social imitation, learning through expression, and systematized play within the classroom.  His core curriculum was based on "gifts."  Neither rigorous structure nor heavy curriculum was a part of the kindergarten experience.

269:2  New Paragraph; Substantive Educational Content of an Adequate Education; Kindergarten.  Amend RSA 193-E:2-a by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

II-a.  Instruction in support of kindergarten standards shall be engaging and shall foster children's development and learning in all domains including physical, social, cognitive, and language.  Educators shall create a learning environment that facilitates high quality, child-directed experiences based upon early childhood best teaching practices and play-based learning that comprise movement, creative expression, exploration, socialization, and music.  Educators shall develop literacy through guided reading and shall provide unstructured time for the discovery of each child's individual talents, abilities, and needs.

269:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 18, 2018

Effective Date: August 17, 2018

Links

HB1499 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 14, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 15, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 10, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 10, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 19, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1499 Revision: 4185 Date: June 20, 2018, 1:53 p.m.
HB1499 Revision: 3490 Date: April 19, 2018, 11:17 a.m.
HB1499 Revision: 3302 Date: March 22, 2018, 11:58 a.m.
HB1499 Revision: 1803 Date: Nov. 6, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Education HJ 1 P. 13
Jan. 18, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/18/2018 10:00 AM LOB 207
Feb. 14, 2018 Executive Session: 02/14/2018 LOB 207
March 6, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0606h for 03/06/2018 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 9 P. 14
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0606h (Vote 19-0; CC)
March 6, 2018 Removed from Consent (Rep. Stone) 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 4
March 6, 2018 Suspend House Rule 65 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 125
Special Order to 3/15/2018 Without Objection HJ 7 P. 49
March 15, 2018 Suspend House Rule 65; extending deadline for action to 3/22/2018 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/15/2018 HJ 8 P. 69
March 22, 2018 Amendment # 2018-0606h: AA VV 03/22/2018 HJ 10 P. 13
March 22, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0606h: MA DV 328-8 03/22/2018 HJ 10 P. 13
March 22, 2018 Introduced 03/22/2018 and Referred to Education; SJ 11
April 10, 2018 Hearing: 04/10/2018, Room 103, LOB, 09:10 am; SC 16
April 10, 2018 Hearing: 04/10/2018, Room 103, LOB, 09:20 am, on proposed amendment # 2018-1370s; SC 16
April 19, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/19/2018; SC 17
April 19, 2018 Ought to Pass: RC 13Y-11N, MA; OT3rdg; 04/19/2018; SJ 13
April 26, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 04/26/2018); SJ 15
April 26, 2018 Enrolled 04/26/2018
June 18, 2018 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/18/2018; Chapter 269; Eff. 8/17/2018