Regional School Unit 12 has a few openings in this years pre-kindergarten classrooms.

The school district is participating in a Pre-K Expansion Grant through the Maine Department of Education. The grant enabled the district to operate four pre-k classrooms last school year — two at Chelsea Elementary serving students from Chelsea and Windsor, one at Whitefield Elementary serving students from Whitefield and Alna, and one at Somerville Elementary serving students from Somerville and Palermo.

This year, the district added a fifth classroom at Windsor Elementary. The classrooms are a partnership between RSU 12 and two different Head Start agencies — Southern Kennebec Child Development Center and Midcoast Maine Community Action.

The Head Start partnership has enabled the district to offer a level of comprehensive services to families in need including assistance securing educational, medical, and other resources. Although the grant only reimburses costs for students from families at or under 200 percent of the federal poverty level, the district is committed to offering this educational opportunity to as many students as possible, regardless of family income. Each classroom has students from families across a variety of income levels.

For enrollment information, contact your local elementary school or RSU 12’s District Office at 549-3261.

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