Central Valley School District can now offer full-day pre-K

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The Central Valley School District now has the money to provide full-day pre-K in the fall of 2014.

A meeting is planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the matter. To make it possible, $500,000 is coming from the state to fund teachers, supplies and transportation.

The assistant superintendent for the district says research shows kids who attend pre-K enter grade school with a more sound foundation for academics.

"Now with common core, literacy is really moved down into pre-K," said Cindy Stocker, assistant superintendent.

Stocker goes on to say that the students need to be taught through play and discovery, and with a full day there is time to do that.

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