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Grant will lower pre-school costs for Missouri parents.

April 26, 1999
By: Karyn Dest
State Capital Bureau

State money is headed to almost a dozen St. Louis area schools to give toddlers a head start on education. Karyn Dest reports from Jefferson City.

Parkway is one of eighty-four school districts in the state to receive the grant. The money will lower tuition costs for parents.

Parkway Director of Early Childhood Education Pat Teich says the program benefits kids.

Actuality:TEICH
RunTime: 7 seconds
OutCue: "more choices and options."
Contents: Teich says the new pre-school programs will give more choices and options to parents.

Overall, about five point six million dollars in grant money will fund similar programs across the state.

In Jefferson City, I'm Karyn Dest.


State money is headed to Columbia to give toddlers a head start on education. Karyn Dest reports from Jefferson City.

Columbia is one of eighty-four school districts in the state to receive the grant. The money will lower tuition costs for parents.

Columbia Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Bert Schulte says education is especially important for young children.

Actuality:SCHULTE
RunTime: 10 seconds
OutCue: "student learning."
Contents: Schulte says early education can have a great effect on future learning for children.

Overall, about five point six million dollars in grant money will fund similar programs across the state.

In Jefferson City, I'm Karyn Dest.