Free Pre-K Literacy Program Aims to Help Future Cavs

The Pioneer Center has partnered with Chillicothe City Schools District (CCSD) and Kids Clubhouse of Chillicothe to present “CavVille Kindergarten Prep,” a literacy and vocabulary development program for Pre-K students in Mt. Logan and Tiffin Elementary school districts. Staffed by educators from CCSD, speech therapists from the Pioneer Center, and Kids Clubhouse employees, CavVille aims to be a place where future Cavs become readers and leaders.

The program focuses on literacy and vocabulary development among 4 and 5 year olds to help them prepare for Kindergarten. It also integrates speech therapy through activities will help children’s pronunciation and expose them to new vocabulary. Organizers will host special literacy-based events for family/caregivers of children in the program.

CavVille is ideal for children who have limited preschool and/or peer-to-peer experience, and will be in Kindergarten 2014-2015 school year. Children must meet income eligibility guidelines and live in the Mt. Logan or Tiffin Elementary area.

The program runs January 14, 2014, through May 29, 2014, Tuesday—Thursday, 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. at the Kids Clubhouse, 859 E. Water St., Chillicothe.  Alternative arrangements may be available at other dates and times, if necessary. The registration deadline for CavVille Kindergarten Prep is December 20, with limited seating available.  To register, or for more information, call the Pioneer Center at 740-773-2165, ask for Jan, or email, .


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