New Reggio Emilia approach pre-school class offered in EVSC

There's a new Early Childhood program coming to Dexter Elementary this fall.  Evansville Vanderburgh School Officials made the announcement today.

This program, like all of the other Early Childhood classes in the EVSC, uses the Reggio Emilia Approach. The Reggio Emilia style of teaching listens to the many way children express themselves:  traditional language, imagination, innovation, exploration, music, art, dance, writing, building, fantasy play and others.  Teachers use all of these different 'languages' to help students understand the world around them and grow.

The program is open to students ages 3 – 5. Children must be 3 by Aug. 1, 2013 in order to attend.

Hours of the program are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, when the EVSC is in session.

Cost is $130 per week.  There is also the option of an abbreviated day, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost for this program is $100 per week.  Childcare vouchers will be accepted. Bus transportation is not available.

Other Information:

In addition to the new classes at Dexter, Daniel Wertz early childhood classes also have openings.  Call 435-8219 to enroll or for more information.

For individuals who qualify for Title 1 programming, there are early childhood openings at Culver Family Learning Center. This programming runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday when the EVSC is open.  The program is free of charge to eligible families and bus transportation may be provided.

The EVSC currently offers early childhood programming in a variety of schools including:

Title 1 Programs: Daniel Wertz, Cedar Hall, Culver Family Learning Center (including Even Start for adults wanting to obtain their GED), Caze and Evans.

Tuition-based programming is offered at Scott School (Little Husky World); Daniel Wertz (Little Panther World); and now at Dexter. In addition, the EVSC also offers infant and toddler programs at Bosse TLC and at the Culver Family Learning Center through Even Start at no charge.

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