ELKHART – For some parents, sending their children to pre-school is something they cannot afford even though educators say pre-school can help kids get a jump start on kindergarten.
One local school system has started a grass roots program to give youngsters and their parents a firsthand look at what life would be like in kindergarten.
This is happening at Mary Daly Elementary in Elkhart. A class started to prepare youngsters for life in kindergarten and at the same time it allows parents to help their kids make the transition. It is part of an innovative class taught by Diana Liptak, a title one parent support coordinator.
“Kindergarten is no longer just an activity and a nap,” said Liptak. “It’s a full day of education and focused activity.”