The Fulton City School District is recruiting hard, against a deadline next week to fill some open slots in the district’s free Universal Pre-K program.
There’s room in the eight pre-K classrooms for 22 more students. There’s one morning and one afternoon pre-K class in each of the district’s four elementary schools. It’s free to parents, though they have to transport their children to and from the UPK class.
Students have to be registered by October 3 and must be 4 years old on or before December 1.
After October 3, the district will have to give money back to the state for each unfilled slot.
UPK classes focus on the academic, social and emotional needs of children, said Betsy Conners, the district’s executive director of instruction and assessment. “The best benefit of UPK is it is the first step on a student’s journey to become college and career ready,” she said.
Conners said that the curriculum of the UPK class is tied into the state’s new core curriculum.
More information on the UPK program can be found here, or by calling 593-5500.