Anson County Partnership for Youngsters is accepting functions for NC Pre-Okay, a Kindergarten readiness initiative that’s confirmed to assist four-year-olds acquire fundamental expertise wanted for fulfillment in elementary faculty. Youngsters who’re 4 years of age earlier than August 31, 2023, are eligible to use for this high-quality program, which is free to qualifying households.
“Pre-Okay is a spot the place youngsters study expertise which are very important to youngster improvement. NC Pre-Okay youngsters discover ways to socialize, make their very own choices, and work together with others. These are all necessary expertise for youngster improvement. To make the transition to kindergarten simpler, youngsters study eye contact, acquire self-confidence, develop work effectivity, create a stronger consideration span, and work on mood management,” stated Karen Gerald, Youngster Care Companies Coordinator, Anson County Partnership for Youngsters.
Not solely are youngsters who attended Pre-Okay extra profitable at school, they often have increased grade level averages and usually tend to graduate highschool and faculty.
NC Pre-Okay courses function on an everyday faculty calendar and are designed to deal with emotional and social improvement, bodily well being, language improvement, and cognitive functioning. By means of the incorporation of indoor and out of doors studying environments, college students take part in lively studying experiences to foster a lifetime love of studying.
A excessive precedence is positioned on serving youngsters who meet the next standards: youngster’s household is at or beneath 75% of the state median earnings stage, a incapacity has been recognized, restricted English proficiency, developmental variations, power well being situations, or a mum or dad who’s lively navy service personnel.
There are at present 4 facilities working NC Pre-Okay courses in Anson County. These school rooms are situated at Anson Youngsters’s Heart, Central Heart for Youngsters and Households, C’s & T’s Childcare, Morven Elementary College, and Open Doorways Heart for Youngsters.
Mother and father or guardians interested by studying extra in regards to the NC Pre-Okay program ought to contact Karen Gerald at 704-694-4036 (Ext. 105) or [email protected]. Purposes can be found within the Partnership’s Early Childhood Useful resource Heart situated at 115 East Morgan Avenue or on-line at www.ansonchildren.org.