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Preschoolers encouraged to "reclaim the promise"
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|VIDEO: WDEL's Jamie Winder reports.|
Brandywine School District is helping Wilmington's youngest students "reclaim the promise" of a better education for the first time.
On Friday at at P.S. DuPont Middle School, students in Brandywine School District's E-CAP program were treated to food, fun and stacks of books as part of Reclaim the Promise, a program that encourages preschoolers to read and engage with their peers.
President of the American Federation of Teachers Local 762 Karen Kennedy says introducing Reclaim the Promise to E-CAP is the first step towards building a generation of dedicated readers.
"What we want to do is we want to instill a love for reading in children in early childhood education, because that's where it starts. That's foundation," Kennedy says.
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Kennedy started off today's event with readings by three administrators, including Superintendent Mark Holodick. Afterwards, students got three brand new books to take home.
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