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Putnam County Preschool Applications Available

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Putnam County Preschool Applications Available

Applications for Putnam County Preschools are available now.

Elementary Instructional Supervisor Diana Wood said putting your child in a preschool makes the transition to elementary school smoother.

“We are really just getting them ready for kindergarten,” Wood said. “So it’s exposure to lots of topics, and working on getting ready to read, developing some social relationships with each other, getting along, all of those kinds of things.”

Wood said Putnam County Pre Schools are focused on four-year-olds, but some three-year-olds will be able to be enrolled as well. She said preschool is beneficial for children because they learn skills that are difficult to teach at home, such as following group directions.

“When you’re in a home setting, oftentimes everything is very tailored for that one child, and so they don’t have to get along with anybody, the world pretty much revolves around them in most homes,” Wood said. “It’s much different when you’re in a classroom with your same-age students, so it’s an important time to develop those social skills.”

Wood said whenever it is possible, children are put into pre-schools at the Elementary School they will be attending. She said this is beneficial because it allows children to become familiar with the routine and layout of their school.

“That’s even better for them because they are getting familiar with the school where they’re going to be in elementary school,” Wood said. “They get to find out where the cafeteria is, and the gym, and get to know the people in the office and get to know the principal and assistant principal.”

Wood said applications can be picked up at the Putnam County Schools central office.


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