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RI educators and advocates celebrate federal education funds

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has met with educators and children's advocates to celebrate federal funding allocated for preschool and early childhood learning programs in Rhode Island.

Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, met with educators from across the state and leaders of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT on Friday.

They toured a children's center in Woonsocket and discussed the importance of investing in early childhood programs.

Reed worked to provide the federal funding for preschool development grants and to boost funding for Head Start and the child care and development block grant program.

Reed says Rhode Island is slated to receive $19 million over four years to expand pre-K programs as well as federal child care subsidies and support for children in Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

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