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Campbell school district rolls out free early childhood supports

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GILLETTE, Wyo. — Campbell County School District will offer free preschool at Wagonwheel Elementary for the 2023-2024 school year to families who meet certain criteria.

Children who are at least 4 years old by Sept. 15 may qualify for the Title I-A-funded Ready “4” Learning Pre-School if their family lives in a Title 1 Elementary School attendance area or if their family lives in a shelter, motel, campground, car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station, or inadequate housing, the flier said. Families may also qualify if they’re living doubled up with other people because of loss of housing or financial hardship. Transportation is available to Wagonwheel, which is at 800 Hemlock Ave., Gillette.

Title 1 Elementary School attendance areas are the following: Cottonwood, Hillcrest, Lakeview, Meadowlark, Rawhide, Recluse, Rozet, Sunflower and Wagonwheel.

. Families in Cottonwood, Hillcrest, Lakeview, Meadowlark, Rawhide, Recluse, Rozet, Sunflower and Wagonwheel attendance areas qualify for Title I-A-funded Ready “4” Learning Pre-School. (Campbell County School District)

In addition to providing a birth certificate or other proof of age, immunization record, and proof of address, families need to complete a registration packet for the screenings, which take place April 26 and 27. These packets are available at the Title 1 Resource Center, 800 S. Butler Spaeth Road, Gillette.

To learn more, contact the Title 1 Resource Center at 307-687-4977.

Lakeway Learning Center will offer a free Ready! For Kindergarten program to give parents information on how children learn and develop as well as activities that can make learning at home fun.

Families that attend all three sessions of one of the following classes will receive free books, learning aids, toys and school readiness training, according to a Facebook post.

Classes will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Center, which is at 525 W. Lakeway Road, Gillette.

Julie Rankin said in a Facebook comment on the post that the classes for the parents of 4- and 5-year-old children provide the same information.

Parents can reserve a spot by calling Marcene at the Lakeway Learning Center at 307-687-1679. No child care will be available.