Craig’s littlest people off to a big start during first week of preschool
This is a big week for some of Craig’s smallest citizens. Preschool started Tuesday at Moffat County School District.
Classes are provided at all four elementary schools and at Early Childhood Education Center located in the north wing of the MCSD Administration Building.
The program provides “integrated services that provide a foundation for lifelong learning,” said Early Education and Preschool Director Stephanie Davis.
Over 200 children, ages 3 and 4 — some with special needs, some that receive Colorado Preschool Program Scholarships, some participating in Head Start and some tuition paying students — will receive enrichment from a team of early childhood educators.
Preschool preparations started last week and included a health fair held on Friday.
About 75 new preschool students underwent a series of evaluations offered by providers.
Craig Lions Club checked vision; the school health tech team from Memorial Regional Health assessed hearing and general health; a team from Northwest Colorado Northwest Health examined oral health and information on their SafeCare Colorado program; and Connections 4 Kids provided parents with information about other services available to support early childhood development.
Among the kids at the event was student-to-be Dominic Arquette.
“He is so excited to go to school,” said Dominic’s mother, Liz.
The well child checks and other screenings are required once a year and are provided through the school district in both spring and fall.
Contact Sasha Nelson at 970-875-1794 or snelson@CraigDailyPress.com.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Craig and Moffat County make the Craig Press’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
As Tanner Ripley unpacked his bags inside his dorm room at the University of Wyoming, he thought back to the Yampa Valley Community Foundation’s virtual scholarship announcement in 2020 where he was declared the winner…