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Youngsters and their families enjoy Child Plus Fair

Walker Early Learning Center Preschool Teacher Whitney Burks and daughter Daisey enjoying the festivities, while preparing for kindergarten next year

                Over 450 people attended the recent Child Plus Fair to begin registering for preschool and kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. Over 30 vendors occupied booths to share helpful education and health information. Parents learned about early learning options regarding Preschool, Kindergarten, Head Start, and Cardinal Kids Campus while children collected balloons and promotional items and played in the Candyland toy area.

                Approximately 160 children were registered for school (Head Start, Preschool and Kindergarten) at the special event held in the Rodney Woods Gymnasium from 10:30-1:30 p.m. Family Resource Coordinator Audra Branscum wished to thank everyone who attended, as well as the vendors and many workers who contributed their time and talents. The huge variety of generously donated door prizes were also greatly appreciated.

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Walker Early Learning Center Instructor/Translator Freya Munsey welcomes a family to the Child Plus Fair

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Wayne County Family Resource Center representatives Jill Wright and Audra Branscum were ready and prepared to hand out door prizes.

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Future students gathered goodies and bags from Nurse Jessica Bertram and Nurse Practitioner Amy Edwards at the Lake Cumberland Pediatrics and Internal Medicine booth

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Kiley Dishman and preschooler Christy Dishman getting goodies from ChildCare Aware representative Rachael Corriheale

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Emily Hesse speaking with student Rut Paiz at the VisionCare Booth

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Caleb Tucker and mother Andrea Tucker speak to Nurse Practitioner Miranda Thompkins at the Rural Health Clinic booth

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Future Walker Early Learning Center Kindergarten student Harbor Turpin got to meet Monticello Elementary therapy dog Winston

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Walker Early Learning Center Preschool Teacher Whitney Burks and daughter Daisey enjoying the festivities, while preparing for kindergarten next year

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Kindergarten student Natalee Jones enjoying Walker Early Learning Center's Candyland play area.

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(l-r): Head Start Teacher Sara Hutton with future Headstart student Kristen Cox, and Walker Early Learning Center kindergartner Joshua Santiz at the Head Start booth

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Preschool student Rielyn Hancock received a booklet from Walker Early Learning Center Preschool Teacher Hellen Duncan

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Cousins River Raynes and Colter Raynes will be attending preschool at Walker Early Learning Center

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Mother Brandy Sullivan and preschool son Jackson Sullivan speaking to Robin Foley at Wayne County Schools' Healthy Kids Clinic booth

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Samantha Simmons, Community Based Interventions Director, speaking to students and parents

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Preschooler McKenzie Taylor was given a dental health goodie bag from Dental Hygienist Patty Roberts, representing Smiles Dentistry


Aviley Coffey enjoys playing in the Candyland area

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Asa Boyd, future Headstart student, with mother Betty Todd

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Preschooler Penelope Clark enjoying the Candyland


The Public Library Bookmobile parked outside the gym so families could learn about the books they have to check out. Bethany Jones drives the bookmobile on community routes three days a week. Call the Public Library at 348-8565 to be included on the route.


Thank you to the vendors who made this event possible!

Cardinal Family
Child Care Aware Ky
Community Based Interventions
Defensive Action Againist Drugs
Intrust Healthcare
Lake Cumberland Comm Action
LCCA- Comm Collaboration for
Little Cardinal Family Resource
Monticello Medical Associates
Passages of Kentucky
Passport Health Plan
Phoenix Preferred Care
Sawyer Eye Care
Smiles Family Dentistry
Vision Care
Walker SBDM Booth Elections
Wayne County Hospital
Wayne County Public Library
Monticello/Wayne Co Head
Walker Early Learning Center
WalMart and WalMart Vision
Bethany House Abuse Shelter
Child Advocacy Center
Extension Office
Healthy Kids Clinic
Extension Office
Humana Care Source
Partners 1st Federal Credit
Rural Health Clinic


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