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Registration available for Gearing Up for Kindergarten program in Rugby

By Staff | Dec 4, 2009

Gearing Up for Kindegarten, a 10 session, program for children who will enter kindergarten next term, will start next month at Rugby’s Ely Elementary.

Each 90-minute session includes 45 minutes of parent and child activities and then 45 minutes of separate activities for parents and children. Kindergarten teachers Gail Rham and Jennifer Bartsch will facilitate the program along with a representative from Early Explorers Head Start. Some of the topics include: orientation and parenting styles, brain development, importance of sleep, learning styles/school readinesss, nutrition and social-emotional development.

The program is free of charge and the sessions will be held Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. starting on Jan. 5. It will run through March 30.

Pre-registration is required and the deadline is Dec. 11. A form can be picked up at Ely Elementary. The program is not limited to those who plan to enroll at Ely. For more information, contact the school at 776-5757.

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