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Permit Modification for Storage on Johnston Atoll
League Testifies on Fixed Rail Route
Viewpoint for KHPR
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Charter Review Meeting
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The Office of Children and Youth is pleased to announce that the Preschool Open Doors Project is expanding! New project areas have been added and funding is available through Aug. 1993. During the project's first year of operation approximately 600 children received tuition assistance to attend a preschool chosen by their parents. About 125 preschools throughout the state participated by enrolling Open Doors children.

To be eligible for Open Doors, a family must reside in one of the elementary school attendance areas listed in the brochure (or be homeless), have a child between the ages of 3 1/2 and 5 years old, and have income within project limits. For the 1991-92 school year we have added new project areas to make Open Doors available to families living in 53 elementary school attendance areas throughout the state.

Eligible parents must attend a one-time workshop before payments can be authorized. At this workshop, they receive information about how to choose a preschool and about how young children learn. As part of our project expansion, we may be able to provide additional workshops as outreach to interested groups.

For additional information about assisting families to apply for Open Doors, please call program specialist Kathie Reinhardt or Teresa Vast at 586-0114 State Office of Children and Youth.

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