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Mayor Wants Fowler Families To Have Preschool Access, So He’s Encouraging An Online Option

Ma yor David Cardenas of Fowler wants his small city to be at the forefront of education. That’s why he spends his lunch break passing out fliers, urging families who can’t afford preschool to consider an alternative. His target audience is families with children who won’t be attending kindergarten until Fall of 2020. “We’re here because I’m trying to bring this program, but I want to make sure it’s going to be a program for young little kids,” Cardenas says as he drives from the local senior center to the Presbyterian church to drop off a stack of fliers. The program is called Upstart . It was developed by the Utah legislature in collaboration with a technology and education company called Waterford.org back in 2009. The pilot program in Fresno County is funded by the Audacious Project, which is the philanthropic side to TED. Here’s how it works: Families commit to working with their child for fifteen minutes a day, five days a week on the Upstart computer program. The one year
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