Guernsey will have state-funded pre-school education in place within the next couple of years, according to the chief minister.
Childcare is one of the issues due to be discussed this week as part of the continuing States debate on priorities.
Deputy Lyndon Trott said he was confident the assembly would put pre-school education in place.
He said: "I've been in politics long enough to know that that initiative is almost certain to be supported."
Deputy Trott added: "We are now less than two years away, it would appear, from having proper state-funded pre-school education in place.
"Whether you do that through tax breaks or whether you do it through direct public sector provision, the same outcome will be achieved."