The Cherry Hill school district has received a Preschool Education Aid (PEA) Expansion, the state Department of Education announced at Estelle V. Malberg Early Childhood Center on Oct. 18.
The district requested $3,417,615 in PEA to tentatively serve 249 full-day, general education preschool students this school year. The education department will contact the district to finalize budget allocations.
“We are thrilled that our application for Preschool Education Aid Expansion has been approved,” said Acting School Superintendent Dr. Kwame Morton. “This will allow us to reach a much larger portion of young learners, providing key learning opportunities and helping facilitate their longterm academic success.”
“This will immeasurably enhance our excellent educational programs,” noted Dr. Farrah Mahan, assistant superintendent for preK-12 and curriculum and instruction. “We are excited to move forward with our expansion plans. It’s wonderful to think of all the students who will now receive crucial early education, thanks to this funding.”
“We can’t wait to get started,” Morton said.