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Pre-K 4 SA Learning Centers Over 150 Students Shy Of Capacity

Ryan Loyd
TPR News

Pre-K 4 SA CEO Kathy Bruck updated the board Tuesday on the struggle to fill the two education centers to capacity. So far only 537 of the 700 slots are filled -- 229 students are enrolled at the Southside center, and 308 are enrolled in the North Side center.

Bruck believes some families will be better served with centers closer to their homes on the East and West Sides, which open next year.

She also said it's partly because it is a brand new program that many families still don't know about.

"We're getting kids coming in between five and ten a day," Bruck said. "So we feel like we will fill up. We're very close to full at the North Side. The South we have about 100 more spaces to go."

At that rate, Bruck expects the centers to be at full capacity within a month.

Ryan Loyd was Texas Public Radio's city beat and political reporter. He left the organization in December, 2014.