Jackson Elementary preschool begins

, Posted: Wed, October 9 2013 at 12:18 PM, Updated: Wed, October 9 2013 at 12:19 PM

Following up on a story we brought you last month: Today, Jackson Elementary is making local history.
This is the first day of class for fourteen young children at the brand new preschool. It's the first of it's kind: a school sponsored, free early education center. Staff say they saw a need and decided this was one way they could fill it. Principal Kelly Soter says, "Around 70 to 80% of our kids come into  kindergarten with nothing prior to kindergarten. It's their first educational experience."
The preschool is also run through a partnership with the Family Nurturing Center.
Curriculum will focus on social and emotional skills.... as well as literacy.

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