Pre-K 4 SA

Both our current president and the presumptive Democratic nominee have talked a lot about expanding early childhood education. President Obama has backed up his rhetoric by creating Preschool Development Grants.

Texas Announces Hundreds of Schools Receiving Pre-K Grants

Jul 6, 2016
by Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

Texas will divvy up more than $116 million among 578 school districts and charter schools to bolster high-quality pre-kindergarten programs, Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Tuesday.

Tricia Schwennesen / Texas Public Radio

Millions of families in the U.S. have a hard time accessing healthy foods, especially low-income households. One San Antonio program is hoping to help get more fresh produce into home-cooked meals. 

At the second produce market of the year for Pre-K 4 SA, 5-year-old Robin Torres is begging her grandma for a bag of Brussels sprouts. "Vegetables make you feel better and healthy," Torres says. 

This early education program serves mostly families that qualify for free-lunch programs, or food stamps. Pre-K 4 SA serves 1,700 students at four centers across San Antonio.

Ryan E. Poppe

Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to  increase access to Pre-K education is one step away from becoming law. The legislation is one of the items listed by Abbott during his State of the State address at the beginning of the session.

The House bill sponsored by New Braunfels Republican Sen. Donna Campbell would establish a high-quality Pre-K program, which was one of Governor Abbott’s campaign promises and stressed as a legislative priority at the start of the session.

Pre-K 4 SA will start accepting applications for Fall 2015 enrollment on Monday, Feb. 2.

They will be accepted through April 5. A priority lottery will be held on April 8.

All the details are below.

Pre-K 4 SA to enroll 1,700 students for the 2015-16 School Year

Parents are encouraged to apply online and by phone starting Feb. 2

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