The goal of this challenge is to better prepare children ages 0-5 for kindergarten, through improvements to early childhood education. According to Deval Patrick, “Today’s announcement demonstrates our place as a national leader in education reform and achievement. These resources will help us reach kids at an early age, before achievement gaps form, to ensure they are prepared for lifelong success in school and beyond.”
The specific award amount will be announced in the upcoming days.
For more information see the federal press release here .