DPS Preschool begins Passport to Literacy program

09/17/2010

September 15, 2010
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release

A passport to early literacy
Kickoff for program at DPS Preschool Academy is Thursday

Free books, food, activities and more are part of the kickoff event to the Passport to Kindergarten program, held for DPS Preschool Academy students and their families from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 16).

This event is part of a yearlong program designed to promote excellent literacy skills before children enter kindergarten, and encourages the entire family to get involved. On Thursday, students and families will receive a free book, “Maisy Goes to the Library,” courtesy of Dayton Metro Library. Preschoolers will perform a song, and there will be other activities, food and a prize drawing.

The library has established story time hours for youngsters and families, and will offer a special “Passport” library card for the children. Dayton Metro joins other community partners in providing activities that complement literacy lessons.

•    Dayton Art Institute – offering a Family Art Day event on Oct. 26, from 5:30-7 p.m.
•    Boonshoft Museum of Discovery – offering Discovery Day Science in January
•    Dayton Philharmonic – offering a musical production of “The Three Little Pigs,” with a performance at the school in March

This program is made possible through a grant by PNC Bank, whose “Grow Up Great” initiative is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to promote early childhood development.

For more information, contact DPS Preschool Academy Principal Carol Judge at 542-4740.

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DPS Preschool begins Passport to Literacy program