KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was a proposal championed by former Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James: Universal pre-K education for children across the city.

However, that idea was voted down 66 to 34 percent by voters in April.

Leaders with the United Inner City Services said in an effort to fill the gap, they’ve added another preschool location in a heavily-populated transit stop.

The new expansion, UICS Metro Child and Family Development Center, is located at the Metro Center facility at 3827 Troost Avenue.

This is UICS’ second location. The St. Mark Center, its other location, has been in existence for 52 years.

With closer access to one of the busiest metro stops in Kansas City, leaders said this expansion will provide

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