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OPS is Awarded $150,000 Preschool Grant

OPS is Awarded $150,000 Preschool Grant

 

The Kentucky Department of Education awarded Owensboro Public Schools $150,000, the maximum amount possible for a new preschool partnership with two Head Start programs.  The Helen Sears and Leola Hayden Child Development Centers will build a transition with Estes Elementary creating individualized and intentioned programming for each child.  The goal is to provide as many students as possible the opportunity to join the proven success of the Estes Early Learning Academy, a full-day preschool/Kindergarten transition program. 

 

“It’s so important that we can work with our community partners to provide the best opportunities possible for our students.  This money will allow OPS and our Head Start partners to serve more children at the preschool level,” said Dr. Nick Brake, OPS Superintendent.

 

The money will allow OPS to open a new full-day preschool classroom at Estes Elementary School.  OPS will work with Helen Sears and Leola Hayden Child Development Centers to identify students who would be a good fit for the full-day program.  Data will be shared between OPS and the two Head Start programs to create curriculum to best prepare students for kindergarten.

 

“Audubon Area Head Start is excited to work with OPS to learn new ways to ensure our children are ready for kindergarten and have an effective transition into Estes Elementary School.  Congratulations to OPS on their grant award,” said Peggy Grant, Audubon Area Director.

 

Informational meetings will start later this month for parents with children preschool age to learn more about the new program. 

 



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