Around 30,000 kids missing from state public preschools

11:18 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Around 30,000 kids missing from state public preschools

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A new report by Bridge Magazine estimates 30,000 Michigan preschoolers are eligible for public preschool, and aren't there. Bridge Magazine got to their numbers by finding out how many kids are eligible and how many are currently enrolled. Public preschool is available for kids from low and moderate income homes, more than half of children in the state.
(Bridge illustration/Lon Horwedel and A.J. Jones) By Ron French/Bridge Magazine Landen Ford wants to go to preschool. The 4-year-old Flushing boy with a crew cut and a toothy grin thought he'd learn the alphabet and his sounds, and maybe make some friends, just like his big brother Logan did last year.