A brand new Pre-okay program within the Largo space helps mother and father with day care prices and giving highschool college students arms-on expertise as educators.
- Largo Little Packers for youngsters three and up
- Mother and father who train in Pinellas get choice
- Highschool college students get credit score towards DCF coursework
Largo Little Packers is the brand new public day care program at Largo Excessive Faculty, the place mother and father that train within the Pinellas district get choice. This system operates Monday by means of Friday from 6:forty five a.m. to five:forty five p.m. caring for youngsters three and up.
Dad or mum Garius Goshay advised us he does not need to miss a factor about his son’s childhood.
“I’m excited together with his progress, speaking to him after, ‘How was your day?’ ‘What did you do immediately?,’ to see the thrill on his face,” stated Goshay.
As a instructor at Largo Excessive, because of Largo Little Packers, Goshay can now go to his son any time he needs.
“Coming at lunch, seeing him on the playground and peek by means of the window and seeing him interacting with college students and the instructor, is a pleasure,” stated Goshay.
Perhaps most advantageous for folks who make the most of this system is the fee — solely $one hundred per week.
“The price is an enormous distinction,” stated Marcus Paschal, father or mother and soccer coach at Largo Excessive. “I used to be speaking to a different dad or mum, as they go older it will get slightly cheaper.”
Nevertheless, mother and father aren’t the one ones benefiting from this system. Highschool college students also can reap the benefits of this system to acquire priceless expertise.
“[Students] get a certificates that claims they accomplished a number of the Division of Youngsters and Household programs and once they graduate they’ve one other certificates to go train preschool,” stated Kristine Volin, group instructor for this system.
This system serves as a approach to put into apply what the highschool college students study in school.
“Right here, we train them issues, it’s much more palms-on,” stated scholar Halie Squires.
The hope is to develop Largo Little Packers in order that the service could be offered all through the district. The one different location providing an identical program inside the district is Countryside Little Cougars, north of Clearwater.