Pre-school scholarships headed to low income kids

Preschool and child care costs can add up, especially for parents who are already struggling to make ends meet.

But a program signed into state law yesterday is designed to allow more kids a jump-start on quality early childhood education.

The new program puts $40 million on the table to provide low-income parents with scholarships to pay for early education.

MPR's Phil Picardi spoke about how the scholarships will work with Frank Forsberg.

He's a Greater Twin Cities United Way executive and chairman of MinneMinds, a coalition that advocated for more investments in education.

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