Madison school district preschool expands and moves.
Madison Elementary opened in early 2015, it combined both Halfman and
Edison Elementary schools, merging their students with room to spare.
With new student enrollment up, the program is now two years ahead of
where district officials thought it would be.
has left the preschool program feeling a bit tight for room. So,
starting with the new school year this fall, the preschool program will
move from its current five rooms at Madison Elementary to 10 rooms at
Halfman. This will also free up additional room for the K-5 students at
new facilities will be called the Madison Early Childhood Center. The
plan is to remodel the Couzens side so that it will have its own
separate entrance to the building. The new addition will feature the
same amenities as Madison Elementary, such as a safe and secure entrance
featuring modern technology.
preschool program includes the current Great Start Readiness Program, a
state-funded program designed to better prepare 4-year-olds for
kindergarten. In addition, in the near future we will begin
implementing Head Start, a federal program for kids 3 years and
younger. We will have the ability to grow both of these programs to
meet the needs of a wider range of families.
expanded preschool program is an opportunity to serve even more
children. The early years in a child’s educational life are very
important. This new center and these programs will help create the
building blocks of educational success for every child that walks
through the doors.
is amazing to think that in time there will be children that will start
in this preschool building and then graduate from Madison High. We are
very excited for the things that will be happening in our early
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