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The East Hampton Arts & Culture Commission has awarded a $500 community grant to the Start Smart Preschool Program at Memorial School to help pay for transporation to A recent trip to the Children's Museum in West Hartford. Led by teacher Stacy Gibson, the Smart Start Preschool at Memorial Elementary School is a preschool program partially funded through the CT Smart Start initiative and designed to meet the needs of preschool-age children at risk due to economic or cultural disadvantages. During the recent trip to the museum, the preschoolers had the opportunity to meet, touch and explore animals, play in the sandbox, explore the museum grounds and exhibits and of course, take a school bus ride to and from the museum. 

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