More than 200 Rochester families have benefitted from new Early Learning Scholarships funded by Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature. Governor Dayton visited an early learning program at Northrup Elementary School in Rochester this morning to meet with some of the students benefitting from this new initiative, and to highlight the impact these scholarships are making in preparing Minnesota’s youngest learners for success in school and life.
Thanks to nearly $49 million in new funding provided by the Governor and Minnesota Legislature during the last two legislative sessions, over 9,000 young learners across Minnesota will receive scholarships to attend high-quality early learning programs this year alone.
“These scholarships are giving thousands of kids across Minnesota the opportunities they need to prepare for Kindergarten, and succeed in school,” said Governor Dayton. “Making these wise investments in our youngest learners will pay huge dividends for our students and our state in the years to come.” [Read More]