Parents of preschool-age Starke County children can take advantage of a one-stop shop tomorrow night at the 3rd Annual Starke County Community Foundation Preschool Fair. Development Director Sarah Origer says the goal is to increase awareness of how important preschool is.
“We encourage parents, grandparents, caregivers, the whole family, to come out for this preschool fair. I guarantee they will learn something new about offerings for young children in Starke County.”
Dawn Wallen with Marshall-Starke Head Start says preschool provides a solid foundation for young people.
“They learn physical, intellectual, emotional and social-emotional development to help them get better, help them progress and succeed when they go into kindergarten.”
Marshall-Starke Head Start is one of nine preschool programs in Starke County. Wallen says preschool offers youngsters the added benefit of peer interaction. She says they learn how to get along with others in a classroom setting and how to problem solve with their peers
The Starke County Community Foundation Preschool Fair will take place tomorrow evening from 4:30 until 6 p.m. at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in downtown Knox. It’s a free event and will feature information about a variety of available programs for preschool-age children.