The Windsor Central School District's youngest students are officially Black Knights.
Children in Windsor's three-year-old UPK program had orientation on Wednesday in preparation of the first day of programming on Thursday, January 23rd.
“I could not be more excited to be opening our doors to our little knights. The fact that we now have 3-year-old students with us learning social and emotional skills, language and communication skills all while learning through play with hands-on activities is exciting,” said A.F. Palmer Elementary principal Toby Youngs.
The Governor’s Office awarded the Windsor Central School District an annualized grant of over $148,000 to expand the District’s pre-kindergarten program. The money is part of a total $15 million awarded to 26 school districts to increase access to high-quality pre-kindergarten for over 2,000 three- and four year-old children across New York.
“We are so pleased to receive this grant. It allows us to provide our high-quality programming to even younger students, giving them a great head start academically and socially,” said Dr. Jason Andrews, Superintendent of the Windsor Central School District.
The program will run Monday through Friday from 8:45am-3:30pm, and follow the Windsor CSD calendar. Placement in the Expanded Prekindergarten for Three-Year-Old Students is determined by a lottery process, per the NYS grant requirement.