Boyle County Schools collaborates with area schools, agencies for First Five Fair
Published 5:23 pm Monday, August 5, 2019
Boyle County Schools collaborated with community agencies and other local schools to present the inaugural First Five Fair on Saturday at the Boyle County Public Library. There were more than 125 families who attended the event, many with multiple children.
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The fair, aimed at children ages birth to five, offered parents and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about early childhood development. Parents and caregivers received a voucher for a backpack filled with age-appropriate learning tools, then visited booths with their children to learn how to use those tools. Preschool screenings were also available for children ages three and four.
“We were impressed with the turnout,” said Jenna Blair, Preschool Director for Boyle County Schools. “The educational activities offered through this fair were fun and exciting opportunities that will help children develop a variety of skills as they prepare for kindergarten.”
The funding for the fair came from a grant the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood recently awarded the school system. Danville Schools also received a grant and both districts are working together to provide school-readiness opportunities for children.
Other agencies at the fair included Boyle County Public Library, CASA of the Bluegrass, Childcare Aware, Danville Montessori, The Gladys Project, Grace Café, KET, Kids Can Do, Salvation Army, and Wilderness Trace Child Development Center, among others.