Parents urged to prepare kids now for kindergarten



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Sugar Creek Elementary kindergarten student Addison Parker already is proficient with a tablet. %u201CWhat kindergarten used to be is what pre-school is now,%u201D one teacher said of the importance of making sure young children are in learning mode by the time they reach a classroom for the first time. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)


Sugar Creek kindergarten teacher Tammy Templeton works with her class on an alphabet lesson. Educators say one of the most important lessons to teach children before they head off to kindergarten is to learn to sit still and listen. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)


GREENFIELD — On any given day in a Hancock County kindergarten class, you’ll find children reading, identifying patterns and performing basic math problems.

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