Canajoharie launches new Universal Pre-K program for 3 year olds

The Canajoharie Central School District’s new Universal Pre-Kindergarten program for 3 year olds began Monday, Jan. 30 at the East Hill Elementary School. To offer the full-day class, Canajoharie partnered with the Fulmont Community Action Agency. The teacher is Caitlin Walter, who has worked with Fulmont for the past 9 years.

Also in the class is teaching assistant Richelle Russo and center aid Rebecca Kilmartin. In November, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the district was awarded a $150,475 state grant to implement the program. Canajoharie was one of just 25 districts statewide to receive a portion of more than $10 million the state set aside to promote early education in high-need districts, and improve the academic future for all students.

Pre k student showing his teacher his toy