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It Takes a County: Preparing Preschoolers for the "Big" School

It Takes a County: Preparing Preschoolers for the "Big" School

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Source/Author: Middletown
Topic(s): Kindergarten Transition
Date: October 22, 2009

Full Description: Since the 1990s, parents and caregivers of Middletown's preschoolers have worked together in support of high quality early childhood programs to ready its children for kindergarten. The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund (the Memorial Fund) has been an integral partner in this initiative, which over the years expanded from Middletown into eight neighboring towns in Middlesex County. Today, these children are entering kindergarten healthier and with better social and communication skills than in years past, critical components to a successful start to school.