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City schools receive $6M for high-need pre-Kindergarten programs

Updated: 01/24/2014 5:19 PM
Created: 01/24/2014 9:03 AM WHEC.com

Six million dollars is going to help young children in Rochester get the help they need. The money is coming from a New York State Department of Education grant. 

The hope is to expand pre-kindergarten programs across the city, making them more available to kids who need them most. The expanded programs will involve a partnership with private pre-kindergarten centers and will help young children across the public school district.

Judith Benhamou, Caring and Sharing Childcare Center, said, "Children who are in the Pre-K setting and have that early education do succeed in the long run in their lives in many many ways."

Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo unveiled his plan to make the full day universal Pre-K program mandatory across the state.



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