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Published: Apr 17, 2014 6:45 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Two museums in Miami-Dade County are recipients of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants for programs that encourage family engagement in early childhood education.
    
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum and the Bass Museum of Art are among 30 organizations awarded $13.7 million in grants by the Michigan-based foundation. Officials say they received 1,100 applications.
    
The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1h6gBHp ) reports the Bass Museum will get $500,000. It was the only art museum to receive the funding, which will be used to expand efforts to reach out to more diverse audiences with young children.
    
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is receiving $450,000 to support the Early Childhood Hands-On Science Family Engagement program. It assists preschool teachers, assistants and families get more acquainted with science education and the museum.
    
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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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