School district’s new preschool program will have big effect

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Opinion

August 15, 2019 - 10:08 AM

Christmas came early this week to all 4-year-olds in USD 257 who are now able to attend a licensed preschool at no cost to their families thanks to a $140,000 state grant.

Educators view the pre-kindergarten program as essential to providing children the academic and social skills necessary to begin a formal education.

In our view, you can’t start learning soon enough, and that one’s income is a determinant to those opportunities is a crying shame.

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