CAMDEN — Through a combined effort of Camden City officials and a network of schools, 1,200 free workbooks were distributed to preschoolers citywide to provide them with basic skills in preparation for the coming school year.
Uncommon Schools Camden Prep teamed up with Camden City School District Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard and City Councilman Brian Coleman to kickstart this program, which ensures kindergarten readiness among the city's preschool-aged children.
The workbooks — titled "I Am Ready for Kindergarten!" — contain literacy and numbers exercises to lay the foundation for kindergarten-level subjects, and were distributed at the Centerville Head Start – Center For Family Services.
"It's important for kids to have a strong start to their education, and this workbook will help hundreds of our youngest learners," Rouhanifard said.