Maryland pre-k gets a boost

The pre-k program in Maryland is getting a major boost. A nearly $4.5 million grant will allow the program to expand and help more than 1,500 additional children.

The grants will be divided among 24 programs throughout the state. The announcement of the grants took place today at the White Marsh Child Care Center -- one of five programs in Baltimore County receiving funds. 

In total, the White Marsh Child Care Center is receiving $112,000.

The grant program was make possible by the state's Prekindergarten Expansion Act.