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Getting “Kindergarten-Ready” with language

Parents can get some help preparing their young children for kindergarten during a workshop tonight at Stedman Elementary in Petersburg. This is the second of three Kindergarten-ready workshops the district is holding this year and tonight’s focus is language. Local educators are encouraging parents with kids from a zero to seven-years-old to take part. Matt Lichtenstein spoke with Elementary School special education teacher Barb Marifern:
The Kindergarten-ready workshop takes place tonight (2/21) from 6 to 7:30 in the Elementary School library. There will be pizza and free childcare at the Petersburg Children’s Center.

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