WTAJ TV: Support Growing for Pre-K Education
“In the former Washington Jefferson Elementary school building, classrooms are now filled with energetic three and four year olds who are getting some early exposure to public education. The people in charge of the Altoona Area School districts learning express say these very young students take valuable lessons away from their morning or afternoon programs.
“It prepares them to be successful kindergarten students and successful students throughout their life in school. Here in pre- school they learn they can leave their family home and leave their mother and come away for a while and get back to their home, their guardian their family and be safe about it.”
Supporters of the campaign for expanded Pre-K access say only about twenty percent of Pennsylvania three and four year olds currently have access to high quality pre – k programs. That’s why they are pushing to expand existing efforts like those offered through “Begin With Us” pre school.”
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