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Highlands to start registering children for kindergarten, pre-K

Brian C. Rittmeyer
Brian C. Rittmeyer | Tribune-Review
The Highlands Early Childhood Center at 1060 Atlantic Ave. in Brackenridge on Monday, March 4, 2019.

Highlands School District will start registering children for prekindergarten and kindergarten at its upcoming Early Childhood Fair.

The fair runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 14 at the district’s Early Childhood Center at 1060 Atlantic Ave. in Brackenridge.

It will feature crafts, activity tables and refreshments. There also will be building tours and information about Highlands’ prekindergarten and kindergarten programs.

The Early Childhood Center, formerly Fairmount Primary Center, houses all of the district’s prekindergarten and kindergarten students.

Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2019, to register for prekindergarten. To register for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2019.

Registration packets will be available at the event, and district staff will be on hand to help parents register their children. Parents who want to register a child that evening will need to bring an original birth certificate, two proofs of residency and proof of immunizations, if available.

Details about required documents are available at the district’s website.

District spokeswoman Jennifer Goldberg said the prekindergarten program is limited to 68 students — 17 in each of four sessions, including two in the morning and two in the afternoon.

The district will not distribute registration information until the fair, Goldberg said.

The program is funded through a state Pre-K Counts grant. An income limit applies. Eligible families can have household incomes of up to three times the federal poverty level. For a family of four, that amounts to $77,250.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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