Preschoolers encouraged to "reclaim the promise"

By Jamie Winder 7:41pm, March 14, 2014 - Updated 8:46am, March 15, 2014
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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