The Starke County Community Foundation is establishing a preschool scholarship program for the children of Starke County.
The goal of the program is to help a Starke County family afford one year of preschool education. The scholarship program will begin in the 2013-2014 school year and will be available for qualifying four-year-old children.
Community Foundation officials indicate that rigorous studies have shown that for every dollar invested in early childhood education programs for low-income children, between $4 and $9 is returned to the community. That is determined by less grade repetition in schools, better job preparedness and higher incomes due to higher educational attainment.
For more information about the program, available sites or to apply, call Sarah Origer at (574) 772-3665.