The $10 million in early childhood education funding, if approved as part of the budget in May, will provide scholarships to about 1,000 children.

Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star Jasmine Demers

Pima County supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday to allocate $10 million of the upcoming fiscal year budget to fund early childhood education opportunities for youngsters from low-income families.

If approved in the budget process, the funding would provide full and partial scholarships to parents who wish to enroll their 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children in a high-quality early childhood program. The scholarship program will specifically target families whose income is under 200% of the federal poverty level.

The effort, presented by District 1 Supervisor Rex

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