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NEWS | Feb. 14, 2012

Dorchester School District Two offers 4K classes

By Dorchester School District Two public information office

Dorchester School District Two now offers four-year old kindergarten classes at all 12 of the district's elementary schools. Each school is able to accommodate 40 children in this half-day child development program.

The purpose of the program is to provide children the early literacy skills necessary for success in kindergarten. The children accepted into this program must meet the state's criteria for risk factors affecting early learning success. The curriculum used is based on the state's Good Start, Grow Smart Standards for early childhood.

The sessions are two and a half hours daily with morning sessions running from 7:25 to 10 a.m. and afternoon sessions beginning at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 2:10 p.m. Each session will have 20 students per class. The session your child will attend is based on the attendance area where you live.

Bus transportation is provided and children who are eligible receive free or reduced breakfast of lunches depending on the session they attend. All children will receive a snack each day and there is no charge for the program. Students must be four years of age on or before Sept. 1.

More information regarding the program will be provided at registration. Early registration for all elementary schools begins this March.

For additional information, contact the school your child will be attending or Pat Raynor, Dorchester School District Two Public Information officer at 695-5376.