Preschool used to be seen as a nice, optional experience for children to attend the year prior to entering kindergarten; however, these days it is an expectation of children. Today’s kindergarten classrooms have faster paced instruction, increased demand for attention and social skills and are more like first grade was twenty years ago. To be successful in kindergarten, children must be prepared. Every child should have some sort of group experience before he or she starts kindergarten. Preschool teaches children how to be students. Children learn how to raise hands, take turns and share attention from teachers and other adults with their peers. It also teaches them appropriate separation and routine-building skills making for an easier transition to kindergarten. Children who are exposed to preschool enter school ready and eager to learn and with a solid foundation of social and behavior-management skills, which is why Linking Families and Communities offers programming so that all children enter kindergarten ready to succeed.
Linking Families and Communities Supports the following programs:
Preschool Tuition Scholarships This program provides financial assistance for children ages 3, 4 and 5 to attend a quality preschool program. Read more
Preschool Dental Screening Project This project provides dental screening and follow-up services to help connect children with the dental services they need to grow happy and healthy. Read more
Head Start Transportation This project provides funding to Your Own United Resources to provide transportation services to children in the Head Start program.