Pre-K Connecticut To Continue Funding Pre-K Expansion By Shay Farrow • Aug 15, 2017 Elaine Thompson / AP Connecticut plans to continue funding a pre-K expansion program despite the lack of a state budget. Malloy Adds More Preschool Slots To 'Smart School Initiative' By Ann Lopez • Feb 14, 2017 Elaine Thompson / AP Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has announced that the state will add seven new towns to the state’s pre-K initiative, enabling 146 more children to attend the program. LI schools displeased with pre-k plan By Charles Lane • Jan 27, 2014 AP Photo/Mike Groll Last week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a sweeping plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten. This would make New York only the fourth state to launch such an ambitious program. But schools on Long Island are skeptical if not indignant.