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Accelerating Young Minds Pre-K Partnership offers program for Auburn, Kent families kids

The Accelerating Young Minds Pre-K Partnership presents a free program to families and children from 5:30-8 p.m. April 26 at Arthur Jacobsen Elementary School, 29205 132nd Ave. SE, Auburn.

Children ages 3-5 will get free online access to the Accelerating Young Minds learning game and a free ongoing subscription.

Using a grant from the Washington State Department of Early Learning, Auburn and Kent have made advanced software from Neuropath Learning Institute available to preschool providers and parents interested in getting their young students school ready.

Families and interested parties are invited to come learn more and hear from state and local education leaders including Randy Dorn, OSPI State Superintendent, and Bob Hamilton with the Department of Early Learning.

"This is all about kids being ready for school, so that they can get the most out of the resources available to them," said Dr. Kip Herren, Auburn School District superintendent. "If we can use new technologies to affordably prepare a wider number of preschool students for learning, we will increase their chances for success in school and subsequently in life."

"The research is clear. Every dollar spent in early childhood education saves $9-10 down the road. This is a unique partnership between two districts and we are very excited," adds Dr. Edward Lee Vargas, Kent School District superintendent.

Learn more about Accelerating Young Minds through parent testimonials and student demonstrations during the event. The program is fun for kids, easy-to-use for parents and preschool providers, and gets young children ready for school.

The Accelerating Young Minds Pre-K Partnership is a joint venture of the Auburn and Kent School Districts.

Refreshments will be served. Free daycare will be provided.

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