March 27, 2018

State Rep. Frank Dermody Advocates for More Pre-school Education Funding

State Rep. Frank Dermody, D-Oakmont, visited a pre-k classroom at All Kids are Special in New Kensington on Monday to advocate for increased funding.

“The state House minority leader, Dermody helped secure extra grant funding for the preschool last year, which allowed them to offer enrollment for 19 more children as part of the Pre-K Counts Program. A roundtable discussion and tour of the facility was planned by nonprofit organization Trying Together, and included representatives from other organizations, including the United Way, private companies, and staff from the facility.”

Increased funding would give more children access to high-quality pre-kindergarten education. As Rep. Dermody stated, “It’s pay now or pay later. These programs do work.”

via TribLive

State Rep. Frank Dermody