Governor Corbett Announces $84.5 Million in Pre-K Counts Grants; Nearly 12,000 Pennsylvania Children to Receive Pre-Kindergarten Services

Parkesburg Gazette

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Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced that $84.5 million will be distributed to qualifying pre-kindergarten programs across Pennsylvania, providing programs and services for nearly 12,000 children.

State grants will be issued to 159 program providers in 59 counties across the state for the upcoming school year.

“Quality pre-kindergarten programs like Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts are proven to prepare at-risk children for success in kindergarten and beyond,” Corbett said. “I am pleased that the General Assembly shared my vision to increase funding for this important program that will serve an additional 580 children in the upcoming school year.”

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