Submitted by Oswego school district
The Oswego City School District recently learned it would be the recipient of the Expanded Half Day Pre-kindergarten Grant.
The funds received would allow the district to add an afternoon class of Universal Pre-K at Kingsford Park School and expand a current morning class at Leighton Elementary to full-day.
“The UPK teachers and staff strive to create a warm and nurturing environment for all our 4-year-olds,” said Cathleen Chamberlain, assistant superintendent for instruction and curriculum.
“The goals of the program are to meet the individual needs of four-year old children in the areas of social, academic, language, emotional and physical development,” she said.
The afternoon class at Kingsford will run from 12:45 to 3:15 p.m. and follow the regular school calendar. Transportation can be provided home; however, it is the parent’s responsibility to get the children to school.
This program will begin sometime in January. To qualify, a child’s birthday must fall between Dec. 2, 2008 and Dec. 1, 2009.
“We currently have a few openings for the Kingsford class,” Chamberlain said.
“If you are interested in placing your child in that class or have any questions, please call the curriculum Office at 341-2013. A registration packet will need to be filled out and returned to us,” she said.