On Tuesday, the House Education Committee voted 10-2 in favor of a bill that would give all Utah families the option of sending their child to full-day kindergarten.
Supporters of the H.B. 193 say just 30 percent of kids in Utah have the option to attend a full day of kindergarten. That is the lowest in the country. Next in line is Alaska at around 70 percent.
Elizabeth Garbe with United Way of Salt Lake says several studies show the benefits of sending a child to a full day of kindergarten.