03/04/2013 09:57 am ET Updated Mar 04, 2013

Hopes For Expanding Michigan Preschool Access Grow

Washington — Early education advocates who have long lamented the lack of preschool slots in Michigan are buoyed by pledges this year from Gov. Rick Snyder and President Barack Obama to make preschool funding a priority.

Snyder, a Republican, proposes $130 million more for Michigan's Great Start Readiness Program for low- and moderate-income kids over two years. Obama, a Democrat, called for universal preschool in his State of the Union address.

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