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New legislation could bring universal preschool to California

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Teacher Ginny Zywot shows her Smart Start Preschool students around their drought-resistant garden that they built to conserve water and promote native plant growth in Redondo Beach, Calif.

President Obama has made investment in early childhood education a priority in his second term, asking Congress to expand access across the country. But, he stopped short of calling for preschool to be a permanent fixture in all public schools.

KPCC's Deepa Fernandes reports that's exactly what some advocates want in California.

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