Lyndonville will expand PreK with $540K state grant

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 December 2019 at 8:33 am

LYNDONVILLE – The school district was awarded $540,392 state grant this week to expand prekindergarten.

Lyndonville a decade ago started a half-day PreK program. The state funding will allow the district to expand the hours for 4-year-olds and also will allow Lyndonville to start a new program for 3-year-olds.

“It is such exciting news for us, and a phenomenal opportunity to support our community!” said Dr. Elissa Smith, the elementary school principal.

Lyndonville will be partnering with the Orleans County YMCA for the new program for 3-year-olds.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding for Lyndonville on Wednesday, as part of $15 million to 26 school districts.

“New York is making an unprecedented commitment to universal pre-kindergarten for children living in high-need and underserved school districts,” Cuomo said. “This funding will help ensure more children than ever before are able to attend pre-k and enjoy the proven benefits of early childhood education into adulthood.”

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