Early childhood education providers can apply for a share of nearly $4 million in state funding to help them boost their offerings. The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning is offering grants to help schools and child care centers serve more children and increase the quality of their services. Specifically, grants can be used for teacher training, classroom materials, or family engagement activities.
State officials say the grants will also help increase options for families taking part in the On My Way Pre-K program, by increasing the number of qualified providers. The On My Way Pre-K program is currently available to families living in Marshall and nine other counties in the state.
Those applying for the grant have to secure at least a five-percent match from the local community. Applications are due January 31. Click here for more information.