Senator Grisanti Announces Over $700,000 For City Of Buffalo Pre-K Program

 

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced that the City of Buffalo has been awarded $741,220 through a competitive grant to expand the available number of slots for full day pre kindergarten programs.

 

"This is great news for families in the City of Buffalo," said Senator Grisanti. "Studies have overwhelming showed that the first few years of a child's life are critical for their cognitive development and learning. If we can expose children to education early on then as students they will have a better chance for success in their later years of education."

 

Additionally, other studies have shown a cost savings measure. According to the Center For Public Education, High-quality pre-k programs also provide substantial cost savings to federal, state, and local governments. Numerous studies have shown a reduced use of special education services and lower grade retention among pre-k participants.

 


For more information about the grant funding that was awarded to the City of Buffalo, click on this link:

 

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/funding/currentapps.html