State Awards $46 Million in Funding for Early Education Programs

HYANNIS –The Baker-Polito Administration has announced $46 million in funding awards to multiple initiatives that support the quality and availability of early education and care programs serving young children across the Commonwealth.

“As part of our commitment to early education, we are proud to announce more than $46 million to help strengthen early education services and programs for young children and their families in cities and towns across Massachusetts,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Today’s grants, coupled with an already announced 6% rate increase for early education providers, ensure programs will continue to improve for their students and retain quality staff.”

The ten initiatives are funded through a state budget appropriation to the Department of Early Education and Care for fiscal year 2018.

Cape Cod Child Development Programs received over $60,000, Cape Cod Children’s Place got more than $245,000, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services was awarded $109,000.

The Town of Plymouth received $174,000, Wareham got $100,000, Bourne and Sandwich were awarded more than $45,000 and Falmouth received over $135,000.

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