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Preschool Wrap-Around Certified Teacher Andrea Williams with student John Dodd

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Preschool Wrap-Around Certified Teacher Andrea Williams with student John Dodd

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Preschool teacher Whitney Burks enjoyed working with student Shanisty Briar

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Teacher Tonya Harrison had fun getting acquainted with Brian Bolen


Lily Bell and Brooklyn Crabtree enjoyed phase-in snacktime

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Aiden Casada played in the science center

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Teacher Sharon Lowe and student Kylie Carmichael built a castle together


Children enjoy playing on the slides adjacent to the Wrap-Around Childcare Center

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Youngster enjoys using the play telescope on the playground


Wayne County preschool classes began Monday, August 27th for both PM and AM shifts at Walker Early Learning Center. Youngsters were eased into their new routine with an orientation event and phase-in visit to help them comfortably enter school. The staff go all out to welcome families and create a wonderful and magical learning environment.

This school year, the Cardinal Kids Campus has been relocated from Monticello Elementary to a new location adjacent to Walker Early Learning Center, making it more convenient for young children to utilize. The preschoolers and kindergarteners are next door to the Wrap-Around Program and Child Care Center that is just outside their back door, near the playground. 

Cardinal Kids Campus is a 5-star rated, licensed child care program offering full day and after school child care for 3-12 year-olds as well as a Preschool Wrap-Around Program for three and four-year-olds.

The Wrap-Around Program allows children to spend all day at Walker Early Learning Center, making it especially convenient for working parents. In addition, a certified teacher guides students through activities that reinforce their preschool lessons. A small student-to-teacher ratio ensures children receive personalized instruction.

Wrap-Around Teacher Andrea Williams has been busy with lesson planning prior to the start of school. “During the first two weeks of school, our themes are Here We Are and Look at You,” said Williams.

“These themes focus on introducing the students to classroom rules, sharing, and making new friends,” explained Williams. “We will do activities during these weeks, but our main focus is to get the children acclimated to the Wrap-Around Program.”

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