Governor Charlie Baker shares a story with preschool students at Sullivan School.
Preschool Expansion Grant (PEG)
PEG offers full-day/full-year high-quality Pre-K classrooms located in two of the Holyoke Public Schools: Morgan School and Sullivan School. Our Pre-K programs prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school and in life. PEG supports strong family engagement through outreach, access and coordination of comprehensive services, assuring that young children's development is supported and advanced in their home environments, as well as in the Pre-K setting. PEG builds on the work of the Holyoke Early Literacy Initiative (HELI) which is a city-wide effort that brings teachers, parents and community partners together to dramatically improve the reading proficiency of our youngest readers.
In order to be eligible for a PEG Pre-K program, families must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Children must be 4 years old by September 1
- This must be their first Pre-K experience and cannot have any prior preschool or childcare experience
- Families must be under 200% of the federal poverty level
- Must be a resident of Holyoke