Illinois Earns Early Childhood Education Grant

Early Childhood Literacy, Equitable Funding | 12/10/2014

Scott McDonald
Regional Digital Strategist

Scott manages digital communications strategy and implementation for Stand Illinois and Oregon.

Earlier today it was announced that Illinois is a recipient of a $20 million federal preschool expansion grant. The grant will help to increase the availability of high-quality preschool programs in targeted communities, and serve as a model for expanding preschool to all 4-year-olds from low-income families.

“"Expanding access to high-quality preschool is critically important to ensure the success of our children in school and beyond," said U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. “These states are demonstrating a strong commitment to building and enhancing early learning systems, closing equity gaps and expanding opportunity so that more children in America can fulfill their greatest potential.”

Learn more about the grants with this White House fact sheet.

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