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More families eligible for free pre-K in Pima County after Supes increase income threshold

More Pima County families can enroll their children in free pre-K after the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to expand income eligibility levels for the Pima Early Education Program Scholarships, planning to spend $13.6 million through 2024 on covering more students. ... Read more»

Free pre-K in Pima County still in need of long-term funding source

Pima Early Education Program Scholarships, a free pre-K program that has enrolled more than 700 kids in its first year, is still in need of a long-term funding source to replace the COVID relief that will support it for the next two years. ... Read more»

Grants for single moms in Tucson offer paid Pima College technical certificates

Single mothers in Tucson can earn a technical education certificate from Pima Community College under a grant program offered by the YWCA and Women's Foundation. The program also offers a stipend and scholarships for preschool kids.... Read more»

Pima County job fair seeks teachers & staff for free pre-school program

Pima County will host a job fair to hire more than 100 early education teachers and staff at the Kino Events Center on May 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. as the county aims to expand their free pre-K program known as PEEPS. ... Read more»

Congress has a plan for universal pre-K. Will states opt in?

Nearly a fifth of the $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” plan is dedicated to boost spending on universal pre-K - but how the states implement their programs, or whether they even decide to accept the cash - would have an effect on the quality of education the children receive. ... Read more»

El Condado Pima hace gratuita el pre-K para familias de bajos ingresos.

La Junta de Supervisores del Condado Pima aprobó un programa de becas para las familias de bajos ingresos que hace gratis la preescolar. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Small ball could still bring big innings for Pima pre-K proposal

Pima County is trying hard not to say "yes" to kickstarting public preschool in the region but the supervisors aren't quite saying "no," either. They seem to be saying: "Grrrrrrr ... really! Again?" ... Read more»

Guest opinion

PCPIP: Our community comes together for early childhood education

It’s time for all of Pima County to take the lead on quality early childhood education so that our most vulnerable children have the best opportunities to succeed in school and in life.... Read more»