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This open room at Jefferson City Day Care will soon have a much different appearance. The door in the background left leads to a classroom and the door in the far right corner leads to the only restroom for all of the two year olds. This area will be converted into three rectangular rooms, each with its own restroom.

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Missouri prioritizing pre-K funding, but gaps still exist in ‘patchwork’

A smarter start?

Gov. Jay Nixon has been traveling around Missouri this fall, announcing “Start Smart” funding for pre-K programs for lower- to middle-income families. The $10 million initiative is part of a larger push to fund early childhood education in the state.

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