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Pilot program prepares new kindergarteners: NEMS Daily Journal

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...

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

Posted on July 19, 2013 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. Members of Lee County’s Excel By 5 group will have...

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...

Lee County Seeks Early Childhood Certification

TUPELO – Lee County is on its way to being certified as a community that is friendly to young children. The county became an Excel By 5 candidate community after its application was accepted by the organization. Excel By 5 is a Mississippi-only organization that...

Excel By 5 aims help at kids up to 5 years

Lee County’s certification as a candidate for full membership in the statewide Excel By 5 pre-kindergarten resource program puts a countywide steering committee on track to bring together a comprehensive action plan for helping parents and educators fully prepare...