State Receives Federal Dollars to Expand Pre-K
Connecticut is another step further along the path toward universal preschool thanks to a grant from the federal government. The state has been awarded $12.5 million toward expanding high-quality preschool programs in targeted communities next year.
Policymakers are increasingly recognizing the importance of high-quality pre-K. Last spring state lawmakers approved legislation to create more than 1,000 additional state-subsidized preschool seats, and they plan to continue adding additional seats over the next four years.
Towns that the state has identified to receive additional preschool slots through the federal grant are Bridgeport, Derby, East Haven, Griswold, Groton, Hamden, Hebron, Killingly, Manchester, Naugatuck, Seymour, Torrington, Vernon and Wolcott.