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Delhi Unified earns grant for transitional kindergarten

POSTED March 13, 2012 10:14 p.m.

 The Delhi Unified School District was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the Packard Foundation to operate the district’s transitional kindergarten program next school year.

The Packard Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with partners around for social, cultural, and environmental change designed to improve the lives of children, families, and communities, according the foundation’s website.

DUSD Director of Curriculum Sue Gomes said that in order to be enrolled in TK, students must be five years old by Sept. 1. Currently, there are enough students enrolled for one TK class but the district is continuing to accept enrollment applications.

DUSD will not offer dual-language English/ Spanish in the TK class.

While all school districts in Merced and Stanislaus counties are planning for TK, DUSD was the only school district in Merced County to receive the Packard Grant.  The grant will help develop professional learning communities and supplement professional development of the TK teachers.

“We are working on developing the curriculum for TK,” said Gomes.

For more information on DUSD’s TK program, call 656-2000.

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