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Northeast Daily Journal

The Northeast Daily Journal Pre-K Series link to articles:  http://djournal.com/news/education/

Pilot program prepares new kindergarteners: NEMS Daily Jounral

By Chris Kieffer, Daily Journal Published on June 26th, 2014

TUPELO – A group of 4- and 5-year-old children are learning this week about tying shoes, walking in lines and taking turns to speak.

Parkway Elementary is hosting “Splash into Kindergarten,” an event designed to orient incoming kindergartners to their new school.


Saturday Excel By 5 Event Focused on Pre-Kindergartners- DJournal.com

Posted on by Chris Kieffer in Education, News

By Chris Kieffer
Daily Journal

TUPELO – A new Lee County organization will host a weekend event designed to help young children get ready for kindergarten.


Preparing for Success: Lee County’s Excel by 5 Program - Parents-kids.com

By: Carrie Partridge Published on 30 April 2013

The first five years of a child’s life establish the groundwork for her emotional, social, and academic future. Although this may sound like a lot of pressure on a preschooler and most certainly for a toddler or infant, Mississippi parents in 27 communities, now including Lee County, have a valuable partner to help them navigate these formative years.


3Qs Beverly Williams- NEMS Daily Journal

Lee County recently was accepted by Excel By 5 as a candidate community in its early childhood education program. Excel By 5 is a Mississippi organization that provides communities with guidelines to follow to support children from birth to age 5. Candidate communities that meet the guidelines are officially recognized as early-childhood certified communities.