Commissioner Thomas Weber says more than $3 million will go toward full day kindergarten grants to help districts that now only offer half days. He adds, “The investment in early education should allow us to serve about 4 thousand additional children next year. Currently, the state is helping about 54 thousand children with a subsidy to attend early education and care programs and this is going to allow us to expand on that by an additional 4 thousand statewide. “
Right now, 90 percent of the children across the state have access to full time kindergarten.