Tonight! Champaign Schools to Host Pre-Kindergarten Readiness Fair

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Champaign Schools will host a “Get Set for School” Family Fun Night on April 16 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Champaign Early Childhood Center for families on the pre-k waiting list.
This event is sponsored by Altrusa International of C-U in collaboration with Champaign Unit #4 Schools, the Champaign Public Library, Amdocs Champaign, Inc, and United Way of Champaign County. Altrusa volunteers and pre-k teachers will provide fun kindergarten readiness activities for children and resources for parents.

“Early literacy is critical for our students to succeed in school,” said Dr. Susan Zola, Assistant Superintendent for Achievement & Curriculum & Instruction. “We hope this event and readiness kit will help students develop the skills they will need for kindergarten. This is especially critical for students who may not have access to as many learning resources at home.”

Learning activities will include a letter walk, name puzzles, writing, counting cards, and fishing for numbers. Noodles & Co. and WILL-TV will also sponsor activities. Each family will receive a free “Ready, Set, Read!” literacy kit from the Champaign Public Library, a bag of pre-K readiness school supplies, courtesy of Amdocs, and a “Getting Ready for Kindergarten” calendar from United Way Success by 6, along with a free book and snack.

For More Information, Contact:
Stephanie Stuart, Community Relations Coordinator
stuartst@champaignschools.org
(217) 351-3822

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One Response to “Tonight! Champaign Schools to Host Pre-Kindergarten Readiness Fair”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    Charles – Yes, I believe your efforts matter a great deal to creating more accountability and transparency in the district. Democracy is messy and demands that citizens challenge governing bodies and each other. Schools districts are responsible for our most valued assets, our children. I wished more parents were as invested in our communities and schools as you are.


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