FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2014
Council Passes Pilot Program for Access to Quality Pre-K
Council Funds 770 High Quality Slots
Indianapolis – Tonight the Council approved funding for a pre-K pilot program, which will add over 700 new pre-K slots for Indianapolis children.
The funds will be granted by the United Way to highly qualified providers of early childhood services within Marion County who will use those funds as their 50% match for the State of Indiana’s Early Education Matching Grant program.
“I very much support Proposals 162 and 163,” said Council Vice President John Barth. “We want to ensure this funding truly does make a difference. Access to quality pre-K instruction can provide at-risk students the jump start they need to succeed in grade school, throughout their school years, and in the workforce.”