Thursday, June 5, 2008

"It's for the children, it's for the families."

Posted Jun 05, 2008 @ 12:45 AM


At the Garelick Early Learning Center, preschoolers, their parents and teachers are happier than ever thanks to improvements made possible by an early education grant, said Child Care Director Mary Varr yesterday.

"The children are happy, their parents are happy. Our parent survey results are phenomenal: We had an 85 percent return on surveys vs. the usual 20, 25 percent" before the center received its universal pre-kindergarten grant, she said.

With the $26,000 grant, Varr was able to subscribe to a Web site that guides curriculum and assists with assessments, purchase a laptop computer for teachers, and get equipment and supplies for the program, she said.

Yesterday, early childhood education proponents gathered at the Garelick center to speak about the need for voluntary, universal pre-kindergarten and other early education reform in Massachusetts.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

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