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Malloy touts preschool expansion plans, warns against harming butterflies

Myra Jones-Taylor, commissioner of the Early Childhood Office, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Christine Stuart photo)
Myra Jones-Taylor, commissioner of the Early Childhood Office, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Christine Stuart photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Meriden will get 35 more preschool slots next year as part of an expansion of the state’s funding for 3- and 4-year-olds.

(Norwalk will get 70 new slots; see separate story)

In total, an additional 1,020 low-income children from 46 cities and towns will now have access to early childhood programs, including 40 more in Hartford, 126 in Bridgeport, and eight in New Haven. Click here for a full list of the funding.

The expansion of the slots was part of a bill signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last month.

“We know that investing in high-quality education is the single most important investment we can make in our state and our economy,” Malloy told a group of students and teachers at the Meriden YMCA Child Care Center on Wednesday.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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