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Pence Pens Pre-School Bill



Governor Mike Pence says the creation of Indiana‘s first state-funded preschool aid program will bring long-term benefits to some of Indiana‘s most vulnerable children.

Pence visited an Indianapolis day care center to sign into law a bill creating a five-county preschool pilot program.

The Family and Social Services Administration will select a mix of urban, suburban and rural counties.

Pence says Indiana is the last Midwestern state to take a step toward state-funded preschool.

He predicts making preschool accessible to low-income kids will help them do better in school and reduce dropout and prison rates.