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Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 9:19am

Pre-K Program Gets $1.7 Million In Stimulus Money

Updated: 5 years ago.
The Department of Early Care and Learning will distribute $1.7 million to pre-k classrooms across the state. (Image courtesy of DECAL)

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning announced Wednesday that it would use $1.7 million in federal stimulus money to improve Pre-Kindergarten classrooms across the state.

That money will go toward purchasing equipment, supplies and learning materials for the more than 3,800 classrooms that have been part of the state’s Pre-K Program for at least 10 years.

In addition, new and old classrooms will receive a one-time payment of $400.

Officials say the American Recovery and Reinvestment Acts money will provide a much needed boost to the minimal budget Pre-K educators receive for supplies each year.

Georgia’s Pre-K Program is responsible for close to 82,000 4-year-olds. It is funded by revenue from the state lottery.

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