The Board of Education recently decided to stop funding the Camelot Kids Early Preschool Program at Evans High School. This program not only has enriched the lives of hundreds of young children, but it has also helped hundreds of high school students, who work in the classroom alongside the instructor, to prepare themselves for work and study in their future careers in early childhood education.
For over 35 years, this program has been helping children develop a love for learning and creativity while still maintaining a reasonable cost of $60 a month. The children are also provided daily with materials for crafts and a healthy snack. They also have several field trips throughout the school year. To find something comparable, you will have to pay at least twice the cost anywhere else in Columbia County. Highschool students for years to come will no longer be able benefit from the hands on experience they were once able to receive as part of their regular curriculum.
Ending this program will hurt low income families, preschool aged children, and students interested in furthering their careers in early chilhood education. Please help us show how much you value early childhood education by not letting this program go! Thank you so much.