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County preschool program expands to 3 new districts

Excerpt from Dayton Daily News

By Jeremy P. Kelley, Staff Writer


Initiative served about 1,800 Montgomery Co. 4-year-olds this year.


Montgomery County’s Preschool Promise program approved contracts this week to expand into Mad River, Jefferson Twp. and Trotwood schools, and to fund another classroom in Dayton Public Schools.

The expansion to three new districts, funded by the county, means Preschool Promise classrooms will serve about 200 students in Trotwood-Madison schools, 100 in Mad River schools and 30 in Jefferson Twp., Director of Operations Ashley Marshall said.

The organization also is 50-60 applications ahead of last year’s pace in private, non-school-based preschool/daycare sites as well, Marshall said.

“The program is largely the same; we’re just trying to get better at it and make sure we’re reaching the right people,” Preschool Promise Executive Director Robyn Lightcap said.

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