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WILLISTON, Vt.

Vermont governor announces preschool program

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Governor Peter Shumlin has announced a new public-private partnership aimed at increasing preschool enrollment. Shumlin traveled the Heartworks child care center in Williston on Wednesday, where he announced a state partnership with the Vermont Community Preschool Collaborative. The state and the collaborative are splitting the $800,000 cost that would allow communities to start up child care centers. The collaborative is funded with private donations. Twelve communities have qualified for the grants to date.