Macron wants to avoid seeing France and Europe fall behind Chinese and United States giants such as Alphabet's Google, Microsoft and Alibaba in this area. "We have no giants in these fields", a presidential adviser said.
More than 96 per cent of families in France already send their children to school before the age of six, according to the OECD Education at a Glance report, but this new reform will give the nation one of the lowest compulsory starting ages in Europe.
France will seek to use its traditional strength in mathematics.
French officials say the country's peers are already taking more seriously Mr. Macron's demands for deeper integration after he made spending cuts quickly after taking power in May previous year and overhauled the country's labor laws in the fall.
The French budget deficit fell to 2.6% of gross domestic product in 2017 from 3.4% in 2016, national statistics agency Insee said.
The attacker was neutralised before he could detonate three homemade explosive devices which were later found inside the store.
Thousands of people lined the streets as Beltrame's funeral cortege made its way through Paris for the ceremony.
Lakdim, who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group, had already shot dead the passenger of a vehicle he hijacked in nearby Carcassonne, before driving to the supermarket and killing two more people there.
Beltrame has been awarded France's highest accolade, the Legion d'Honneur, at the national memorial service. "He was very aware of what he was doing. if we don't describe him as a hero, I don't know what you need to do to be a hero".
The eulogy was coupled with a minute's silence and his fellow police officers singing La Marseillaise, France's national anthem.
France was also one of only two eurozone countries still under the European Commission's excessive-deficit procedure, with only Spain expected to have done worse past year, according to European Commission forecasts.
His family said it was typical of him to put others first, news website The Local reports.
Speaking on France Inter, he said "ultimately no one thought that there would be a hasty attack" by Lakdim, a Moroccan-born French resident with dual nationality.
Approximately 11,000 individuals suspected of being radicalized are now on the so-called French Fiche S official watch list, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has hit back at politicians who "promise people zero risk", and rejected hardline proposals from rightwingers such as an outright ban on ultraconservative Islam.