August 18, 2009 at 2:07 PM EST - Updated September 26 at 9:01 PM
The NHCS Pre-K Program has been very effective and successful. In addition to being a drop-out prevention strategy, children who attend pre-k are better prepared for school. The program has helped us make early identifications of students who have special education needs. With this early identification, we are better able to ensure that the students will be on grade level by the time they reach the third grade.