The Troy City School District is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of $337,845 to expand its Pre-Kindergarten program. The announcement came from Governor Andrew Cuomo on December 5 and is part of $15 million awarded statewide to 32 high-need school districts.

With this annual funding, Troy CSD will be able to offer full-day Pre-K programming to an additional 36 3-year-olds beginning January 28, 2019. Locations will be determined in the coming weeks.

“We are pleased to announce that the Troy City School District has been selected to receive additional funding to expand our Pre-K program,” said Superintendent John Carmello. “This is exciting news as we will be able to provide even more of our city’s youngest residents with the social and emotional development skills known to improve literacy and prepare students for kindergarten and beyond.”

The District will utilize a current wait list for the 3-year-old program but will also be accepting additional applications.

In 2015 Troy CSD began its 3-year-old Pre-K building after receiving funding from New York State. It currently offers programming to 35 students at School 12. Now, with the expansion to the new locations, that number will double.

To learn more about Troy’s 3-year-old Pre-K program, please visit http://www.troycsd.org/programs/pre-kindergarten/3-year-old-pre-k/