June 19, 2012 > First Five Pre-Kindergarten Summer School
First Five Pre-Kindergarten Summer School
By Rick La Plante
Children who have not attended pre-school or licensed daycare and are enrolled to begin kindergarten at any New Haven school in the fall can get a "jump start" on the school year by attending First Five Pre-Kindergarten Summer School.
To participate, children must turn five years old on or before November 1, 2012, and be enrolled to attend kindergarten within the District. The First Five program will be held at Alvarado Elementary, Hillview Crest Elementary, Pioneer Elementary and Searles Elementary, but eligible children enrolled to attend kindergarten at any New Haven school may attend.
Classes will be from 8:30 a.m. until noon Monday through Thursday, starting July 16. The program will run for five weeks, ending August 16. Parents are responsible for transportation.
Interested parents who have not yet registered their children for kindergarten should call the Centralized Enrollment Center (510) 476-2625 to first enroll their children in kindergarten. Parents who already have registered their children for kindergarten should contact Outreach Consultant Yolanda Hernandez (510) 471-5720, ext. 60879 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to make a First Five Pre-Kindergarten enrollment appointment. Space is limited.
Again, the First Five Pre-Kindergarten Program is open only to children who do not have previous pre-school or licensed daycare experience.