BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has stepped up to restart a key program for Bridgeport area preschoolers that was shut down by the federal government stalemate.
Bridgeport’s Head Start program for preschoolers was forced to closed when federal funds stopped rolling in. But as WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, Malloy, a proponent of early education, has found $800,000 in state taxpayer money to keep the program open at least through mid-November.
Hundreds of preschool children were impacted.