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Readiness program prepares youngsters for kindergarten

August 13, 2013

Photo by Amy Cherry Shown is just one of the four classes of local youngsters who participated in this summer's Kindergarten Readiness Program, hosted by Dickinson Center, Inc. Deborah Freeburg, DCI LIFE program caseworker, acted as program facilitator for the program now in its second year. Shown on the right is Nicole Freeburg, a local Clarion University student intern with the organization.

In preparation of the entrance into kindergarten, 50 students throughout the St. Marys Area School District recently participated in the Dickinson Center, Inc. (DCI) Kindergarten Readiness Program.
The three-week program was open to all incoming kindergarten students enrolled at South St. Marys Street, Fox Township, and Bennetts Valley elementary schools.
There were four different sessions, each being held two days a week for two-and-a-half hours. The program was held at SSMSES.

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