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New Market Receives $250,000 for Pre-K Education

4 June 2019 Luray/Page County Shenandoah County News

The Town of New Market is receiving a state grant  to expand access to high quality preschool for at-risk children.

Governor Northam announced Monday (6/3/2019) that the Shenandoah Valley community would be one of four grant recipients that are developing community-based early childhood programs. The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, in consultation with the Virginia Department of Education, has decided to give the town approximately $250,000 for a two year grant term to help bring preschool for 12 to 14 four-year-olds each year in a newly established private/community-based center. In a Monday release, VECF President Kathy Glazer stated that “school readiness happens locally,” and that the VECF strives “to ensure that families have equitable access to quality early care and education for their children, no matter where they live.”

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