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Governor Bullock's Early Education Plan

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Governor Steve Bullock was in Great Falls to tour the Skyline Center and talk about his plan for our state's early education programs. Governor Steve Bullock unveiled his plan for next legislative session to focus more on early childhood education here in the treasure state. The Governor praised the skyline center for it's work with Preschool students and wants to fund a similar model for the entire state.

"You know there is great things happening in communities all across the state, we're going to provide the dollars to the local school district, then they can partner with providers and really make a program that really works best for their community," says Governor Bullock.

Assistant superintendent Ruth Uecker says that Great Falls already plans to use the money to create a digital classroom for families with Preschool and Kindergarten students to expand education connection.

"We're really in the conception al stage of building a digital Preschool academy where we will reach out to support families in our community, the day-care providers. the head start organization and of course our preschool center," explains Uecker.

Governor Bullock says he will it into his budget to ensure that the work on early education catches Montana up to the rest of the country in education.

"Funding will be coming from the state level and I'll build that into my budget and make that a request and it's one of those things that if 42 other states have figured out that this is what we need to do from an economic investment, from and educational investment, it's time Montana does as well," says Governor Bullock.

The governor plans to put this project into action within the next year, 2015, during the next legislative session.

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