NEW BEDFORD — Education reporter Colin Hogan visited one of New Bedford’s 10 newly expanded public preschools, which are now offering full-day services for the first time. Already the new format has led to a spike in attendance and is offering valuable services, including early interventions for special needs students.

Listen to the joy and learning taking place as The Light asks why it took so long for New Bedford and other Commonwealth districts to implement these programs — hint: it’s the money.

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