If your child turns three or four years old on or before December 1, 2021, they could be receiving high-quality pre-kindergarten education at low or no-cost this fall. The application for Kalamazoo County Pre-K is now open at www.dreambigstartsmall.org.
Students who participate in high-quality pre-kindergarten, like Kalamazoo RESA Head Start, benefit from lifelong advantages that help them become more successful adults. Pre-K helps little learners gain early math and literacy skills and helps them to become more independent. Studies show that students enrolled in Pre-K are better prepared for kindergarten and are often better behaved!
While the COVID-19 pandemic posed many challenges mid-year in 2020, our Pre-K teams followed the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of Michigan to ensure the safety and health of our students and staff. Kalamazoo County Pre-K leaders are hopeful all classes will resume in-person instruction this fall. They will continue with rigorous sanitation practices in classrooms and will follow any updated guidance from the CDC and the State as it becomes available. Our first priority in the education of Kalamazoo County preschoolers is to keep them safe and healthy!
To learn about the many Pre-K options available in Kalamazoo County, visit www.dreambigstartsmall.org or call (269) 250-9333 for more information.