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Idaho Receives Federal Preschool Education Grant

Elaine Thompson
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In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 2018 Elliott O'Neil plays on a xylophone at the Wallingford Child Care Center in Seattle.


Idaho is getting an almost $3.5 million federal grant to improve early childhood education. The Preschool Development Grant gives the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children the ability to look at existing programs, measure effectiveness and find room for improvement. Executive Director of Idaho’s AEYC Beth Oppenheimer tells Idaho Matters more on what we can expect from the grant. 

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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.