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First Steps budget woes cut prekindergarten classes


June 28, 2003
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Jennifer Holland, The Associated Press
The State, Columbia, SC

First Steps, which had helped school districts create more prekindergarten classes for more than 3,000 of the neediest children the past few years, faces steep spending cuts. Despite the program’s success, 4-year-old kindergarten classes are too expensive to fund and First Steps officials say they are targeting their efforts toward younger children and parenting classes.