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Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 recently announced it is the recipient of the Illinois State Board of Education’s Pre-School for All Grant.

Funds in the amount of $858,000 will go toward maintaining and improving the pre-school programs at Minooka Primary Center.

Superintendent Kris Monn had this to say.

Under Pre-School for All, children ages 3-4 from low- to moderate-income families are enrolled at no cost.

Minooka Primary Center principal Teresa Miller spoke on how the grant expands access.

The program has its limitations, officials said.

Miler said the district is still working to achieve the goal to service all pre-school age children in the community.

Minooka Primary Center will serve an additional 30 students this school year, officials said.

Monn explained a benefit to enrolling children in pre-school.

Currently, Minooka Primary Center has a student enrollment of 240.