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Some Del. Educators Support President Obama's Preschool Push

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DOVER, Del.- After President Barack Obama's State of the Union address last week, there has been a serious push for preschool across the nation.

In Delaware, some educators agree that preschool is an important part of a child's development.

"I think it's very important," said preschool teacher, Lolly Espy. "This is the introduction that the child gets and the more children that are introduced to it the better."

"They are already learning so much from technology," said preschool teacher, Kenda Scrafford. "We need to get in here and have the other things introduced to them that they can learn. And they're eager to learn."

But not everyone can afford to send their kids to preschool. That's where the push for funding for preschool comes in. It would help give every child the opportunity to get early education.

"It's a definite difference with the children that start here and then go onto college and further," said Espy. "They have that foundation that's big and solid for the further grades to go up."

If lawmakers were to make funds available to Delaware for preschool, it would go to programs like Head Start. The program has 12 locations in both Kent and Sussex counties and together they serve about 805 preschool children and their families each year.

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