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New preschool programs launch in Montana, funded by temporary state grant

September 1, 2017View for printing

Sue Dallapiazza started as Alberton's first-ever preschool teacher with only a few days to buy supplies, set up a room and build a program.

"White, blank walls. There was nothing there. We had to go buy everything. We worked hard, didn't we, Kim?" Dallapiazza said, standing amid a flurry of five 4- and 5-year olds as she turned to paraeducator Kim Garding during a Thursday tour of the school by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.

"It was fast," she agreed. "Two days?"

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