Pre-K 4 SA

San Antonio has received national accolades for collecting a special tax to fund a quality pre-school program called Pre-K 4 SA.  But Pre-K 4 SA doesn’t accept all children, and many middle income families in Bexar County can’t afford other pre-kindergarten programs. That concerns some educators.

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A three-year analysis of Pre-K 4 SA shows the voter-approved program is improving the readiness of children for kindergarten.

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.

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