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Muhlenberg County "Ready for Kindergarten" program underway


The Ready Kindergarten program is designed to help parents and caregivers know what they need to teach their children before their first day of school.

This program was implemented in Muhlenberg County a couple of years ago as part of the S.O.A.R. Program. With spring classes ending last week there are now more than 200 parents enrolled.

All five elementary schools in the county host the program. which consists of three 90 minutes class sessions. At the end of each class, the parents receive a bag of "play with purpose" toys to help children learn things like shapes and colors while they're playing.

"Teachers show them really fun and simple ways of interacting with their children at home, in the grocery store," said program manager Vicki Yonts. "in the car going down the road. It's pretty cool the way they the things they tell the parents."

The Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation funds this program so parents don't have to pay anything. 

If a parent wants to sign up for the fall class sessions all they have to do is contact Vicki Yonts through the Muhlenberg Board of Education.

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