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File photo of girls and boys in a classroom. (Photo by PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/GettyImages)

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MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is set to announce how more than 1,000 additional pre-kindergarten slots will be allocated throughout Connecticut.

Legislation signed by the Democrat last month attempts to move the state toward a system of universal pre-K. These additional 1,020 slots will be targeted for children of low-income families in school districts across the state.

Malloy was scheduled to hold a news conference on Wednesday at the Meriden YMCA Child Care Center to unveil the details of how the slots will be distributed.

Legislation signed by Malloy also officially creates the Office of Early Childhood, an agency that’s responsible for coordinating and improving early childhood educational offerings in Connecticut and creating a cohesive system.

Additionally, Malloy signed legislation providing grants to help renovate existing classrooms to accommodate pre-K students.

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