Hornell To Get Over $400,000 To Expand It’s Pre-K Program

December 18, 2019

ALBANY, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced $15 million has been awarded to 26 school districts to increase access to high-quality pre-kindergarten for over 2,000 three and four year-old children across New York. This funding will also support the expansion of pre-k, as part of the state’s ongoing effort to promote early education and improve academic outcomes for all students. “New York is making an unprecedented commitment to universal pre-kindergarten,” Governor Cuomo said. “This funding will help ensure more children than ever before are able to attend pre-k and enjoy the proven benefits of early childhood education into adulthood.”

Hornell – $445,806
Bolivar-Richburg – $222,970
Dansville – $104,802

From Hornell School Superintendent Jeremy Palotti:

“This grant creates the creation of a 3 year old program in Hornell. Our current pre kindergarten program supports only 4 year old students. This allows us to start education and early intervention at a much younger grade. Our program will be taught by certified NYS teachers along with two aides per classroom. They will follow a curriculum that emphasizes language development, social skills, and early literacy and early numeracy. While kids will learn through play, it will be focused, research based curriculum that is designed to feed our 4 year old pre kindergarten program and our school age program.”