The DeForest Area School District held the annual Early Learning Fair for all families within the district with 4-year-old children (on or before September 1, 2016). The event took place on Thursday, March 3, from 12 noon to 6:30 pm at the Holum Education Center.
Parents received information about the community-based four-year-old kindergarten program, called “Get Together 4 Kids (GT4K)”. Local community preschool/childcare partners (host sites) were also available on March 3 to provide information and answer questions.
In addition, free vision, dental and hearing screening was offered, along with private consultations for parents to discuss early learning issues with educational professionals. Several community members were also on hand to provide information about resources for parents. Each child received a book and if their parents filled out a survey of the event, a free t-shirt, thanks to generous donations from community sponsors.