Schools in the five counties chosen to participate in Indiana’s pre-k pilot program plan to have it up and running for the 2015-16 school year. That means they have exactly 12 months to prepare and already the timer seems to be ticking rather quickly.
Christy Shepard has been named Teacher of the Year inthe Avon Community School Corporation. The fifth grade high ability teacher at Avon Intermediate School West was recognized in a ceremony held during school district's opening day activities.
Indiana has selected Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties to test its pre-k pilot program. Leaders in counties not selected are still seeking ways to make quality preschool education a reality for low income families.
The program will fund pre-kindergarten programs that are delivered by accredited private and public schools or by community-based programs that have achieved Level 3 or 4 in the state’s Paths to QUALITY voluntary childcare quality rating system.