Arizona Getting $20 Million Early Childhood Education Grant

| July 22, 2015

By Public News Service

PHOENIX – Arizona has among the nation’s lowest rates of preschool enrollment, but the state is receiving a $20 million U.S. Department of Education grant to help change that.

Supporters of early learning say the grant could be a game-changer, if funding remains in place over the long term. Patsy Rethore-Larson, director of children services with the Homeward Bound Program in Phoenix, provides preschool services for homeless families and those facing homelessness.

“With this grant, we can provide higher-quality experiences for these kids right now,” she says. “Hopefully other programs will be able to take advantage of this funding to get better training, get better teachers, get better materials.”

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