WJET: New funding allows more Erie County children to participate in pre-K

October 4, 2016

ERIE, Pa. – The pre-K classroom at Iroquois Elementary School is a little bigger thanks to a $25 million investment in programs across the Commonwealth.

New state funding allows 200 additional children in Erie County to participate in pre-K with 30 of those children at Iroquois.

On Tuesday, the school celebrated the growing classroom.

Studies show that not only is the program important for education, but it helps to reduce disruptive or antisocial behaviors in children that could lead to criminal behavior.

In Erie County, 2,400 students living below the poverty line to not have access to pre-K.

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