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Newsletter September – October 2015: First 5 San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative Available in Warner Springs

First 5 San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative Available in Warner Springs

First 5 San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative Available in Warner Springs

Photo Source: Warner Unified School District

The First 5 San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative awarded a $102,000 grant to Warner Springs Preschool, implementing a high-quality preschool program in the community. The preschool program will be reconstructed to meet the newest early childhood education model. The strategic plan of the program and core strategies will focus on quality enhancement of preschool classrooms, early identification of developmental delays and social emotional issues, parent and caregiver education to encourage positive practices and a healthy lifestyle component to prevent childhood obesity.

In the classroom, materials will be purchased that enhance STEM, healthy living and physical, social and emotional developments to give students the opportunity to explore, create, and engage in the love of learning. A new smart board, tablets, the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum, new furniture, and a cooking center will provide academic and enrichment activities. The outdoor experience will include a new playground structure with components focusing on music, drama, and social skills. Other features will include a new sandbox, swings, bicycles and helmets.

For more information about the new preschool program, call the Warner School office at (760) 782-3517.

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