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School fair educates parents about the CCSS and early learning

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012 18:34 PM

In states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), kindergartners through twelfth-graders are slowly being introduced to the new curriculum. As the Standards are still relatively new, it is likely many parents are still unfamiliar with them and how they will affect the quality of their children’s education.

For this reason, Maryland’s Wicomico School System recently welcomed the parents of children under 5 years old to the Prince Street Elementary School for the School Readiness Fair, Delmarva Now reported. This event, which took place on July 26, was designed to inform families about the early education experience their children can take part in.

During the School Readiness Fair, parents had an opportunity to learn about the CCSS, which are slowly being introduced in schools throughout Maryland. In addition, families in attendance found out what is expected of young learners who are enrolled in prekindergarten programs.

"You can't wait anymore for children to enter prekindergarten or kindergarten to begin the schooling process," said Sandra Drummond, supervisor of early childhood programs for Wicomico County Public Schools, as quoted by the district’s website. "Preparation for school and life must begin early, and parents and other caregivers have to help children to have all the skills and information they need to ensure a successful beginning."