Welcome Pre-K Families!
A little history...
Responding to the needs of the community is one of the most important goals of our library and when we heard from parents about the need for a quality kindergarten readiness program close to home, we were excited to help. After meeting and talking with families in the community, we discovered that both location and affordability were factors that kept parents from commuting to Rockland to enroll their children in pre-kindergarten programs. The families also expressed concern about their children missing out on important aspects of kindergarten readiness leaving them at a disadvantage when entering the public school system. With this information, the idea of a free Pre-K program was hatched. In August 2010, JML secured its first grant for this program, which, combined with other contributions from the community, enabled us to establish this important program for our young citizens of St. George!
The Pre-K Program
The Pre-K Program is designed to tap into the unique learning abilities of each child through playful and creative learning that involves music, art, movement and touch. From learning to make butter to recognition of letters, shapes and colors, the program delivers a foundation for success in kindergarten and in life.
The program begins its 9th year in 2019. It runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 to 11:30am. We have room for 12 four-year-olds, or children who will turn 4 by December 31, 2019. We follow the St. George MSU calendar, including snow day cancellations. Parents, family members or close family friends are expected to volunteer in the classroom on a rotating basis, and to help with fundraising efforts throughout the year.
For more information, please contact Pre-K Teacher Nancy Illife by filling in the form below or calling 207-372-8961.