Universal preschool: Good idea, hard to do

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Posted: March 9, 2013

The Winchester Star

Miley Meredith, 5, makes an umbrella with Tinker Toys while attending preschool at Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School in Winchester. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Omaree Loftin, 4, builds a skyscraper with blocks at Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary.
Alyssa Currence (left) and Mia Doleman enjoy a little bounce time at Apple Country Head Start on Shady Elm Road in Frederick County. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Apple Country Head Start executive director Thea Thomas jumps along with preschoolers (from left) Joniah Harris, Alyssa Currence and Mia Doleman at Apple Country Head Start’s Poux Center.
Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary preschool teacher Becky Barham watches Evan Helsabeck, 4, count to 10 without error. In the background are McKenzie Costello (left) and Leslie Esparaza, both 4.
Fortune McNabb (left) and Maria Ramirez, both 5, learn about brushing their teeth at a dental “center” during preschool at Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary, one of two operated by the Winchester school system.

WINCHESTER

Local school officials support President Barack Obama’s proposal for universal preschool, but say they have no money or space to make it happen.

In his State of the Union address...



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