Seats at High Quality Cleveland Preschools Expand By More Than 1200

ideastream Friday, December 18

It’s been one year since Cuyahoga County, Cleveland public schools, and several area foundations teamed up in an effort to enroll all of Cleveland’s preschool-aged kids in high quality programs.  Ideastream’s Annie Wu reports on PRE4CLE’s first annual report.

About 67 percent of three and four year old Cleveland kids are not in high quality preschools.  Some of them aren’t in any preschool program at all.  According to a new report released this week from the public-private partnership PRE4CLE, the Jefferson, Clark-Fulton and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods have some of the lowest enrollment figures in the city.  PRE4CLE Executive Director Katie Kelly says part of her group’s challenge is helping to expand preschool options that prepare children for kindergarten and meet the needs of parents in those neighborhoods. Read more…

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