Press release: 3,300 kids will enroll in voluntary prekindergarten programs

Source: Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith

Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith were joined today by Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius to announce that beginning this fall, 3,302 four-year-olds in 74 Minnesota school districts and charter schools will attend voluntary pre-kindergarten, free of charge.

These programs will save families thousands of dollars, while preparing Minnesota’s youngest learners for success in school and life. With this pre-kindergarten investment, just over one-fifth of all Minnesota school districts will provide free, voluntary pre-kindergarten for four-year-olds in their communities.

Visit for the complete press release, which includes a list of the school districts receiving funding and a map.

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