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A lot more children in Cuyahoga County will soon be enrolled in the county’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten programs.

That was a major announcement in County Executive’s Armond Budish’s State of the County address Thursday.

The county already spends $10 million on the program.

A fund-raising team has persuaded businesses and non-profits to contribute another $12 million per year.

That will more than double the number of children enrolled from 2,000 to more than 4,000.

Budish explained that companies regard the donations as helping create a better future work force.

“Increasing access to high quality pre-K is critical to the economic future of this region,” said PNC Bank’s Regional President Paul Clark, who led the fundraising effort.

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source: Wkyc.com

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