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Program seeking county children

By From staff reports
Published in News on September 18, 2011 1:50 AM

The Partnership for Children of Wayne County is taking applications for the North Carolina Pre-K Program. The program serves children who are at risk and prepares them for success in school.

The state-funded program serves children who turn 4 years old by Aug. 31.

Wayne County children served by N.C. Pre-K will attend a six and one-half-hour-day program.

Classrooms are at the following locations: Brogden Primary School, Bright Beginnings Childcare-Pre-school, Bright Beginnings II, Carver Elementary, Eastern Wayne Elementary School, Fremont Elementary School, Happy Days Childcare-Preschool, North Drive Elementary School, Northeast Elementary School, Meadow Lane Elementary, Rosewood Elementary, SJAFB Child Development Center, School Street Elementary, Spring Creek Elementary, Small World Childcare-Preschool, Tommy's Road Elementary, WAGES Carver, WAGES Royall Avenue, Wee Are the World Childcare and Wonderland Child Care.

According to the National Institute for Early Education Research, North Carolina is one of the top two states nationally for state pre-kindergarten quality standards in teacher education and training, class size, staff-child ratio and early learning standards.

N.C. Pre-K teachers are responsive to individual needs while focusing on emotional and social development, health and physical development, language development and communication, and cognitive development.

Interested parents are asked to come by the Partnership for Children office, located at 800 N. William St., to complete a N.C. Pre-K application. Parents can also download the N.C. Pre-K application from the Partnership website at www.pfcw.org.

For more information, call Valerie Wallace at 735-3371, ext. 231.