Spartanburg School District 3
Last month, Mary Black Foundation announced a grant award to Spartanburg County School District 3 for $336,500 over three years to support the implementation of a three-year-old kindergarten program in Pacolet.
Press Release from Spartanburg School District 3
Spartanburg School District Three is enthralled to announce the addition of a 3-year-old Pre-Kindergarten class at Pacolet Elementary School! This unique early learning opportunity was made possible through a grant from the Mary Black Foundation.
This is an exciting opportunity for District Three, allowing us to offer free Pre-K for children in our community where daycares and early childhood centers are scarce.
“This is such an incredible opportunity to begin helping and educating children during such an important time for their growth,” Pacolet Elementary School Principal Allison Berry said.
“Children soak up so much at this young age and this opportunity will allow these students to begin learning during a vital time that will undoubtedly jumpstart their educational careers!”
Enrollment for this 3-year-old Pre-Kindergarten class will begin by the end of May 2022 and will be open until the class has met its 15-student capacity. This full-day program will prepare students to be successful in our 4K and 5K instructional programs.
“We are so grateful to the Mary Black Foundation for providing the funding necessary to create this pivotal moment in District Three history,” Ruth Schoonover, Coordinator of Parent Programs and Social Work said. “Having free, consistent, and educational care will be life Changing for several families in our community and we are so excited to watch these students blossom in an early learning environment.”
Thank you to the Mary Black Foundation for making this a possibility in our District! We are hopeful that this class and its success will allow us to enroll even more students in the future.
Learn more about this program on the Spartanburg County School District 3 website or reach out to Amy Lyles Ruggiero firstname.lastname@example.org