Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center (VHECEC) welcomed 54 new pre-K four- and five-year-old students this week. The students are attending classrooms at Woodruff Career and Technical Center (WCTC). The expansion of services is funded by a $700,000 grant and can accommodate up to 100 students.
This month Peoria Public Schools introduces Saturday University, a new learning opportunity for third and sixth grade students to sharpen and strengthen math and reading skills. Beginning October 21 and meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on 20 Saturday mornings through April 14, Saturday University will be open to 100 students. The program will be held at Glen Oak Community Learning Center and bus transportation will be provided. Bradley University students and Caterpillar Inc. volunteers will work with students, as well as certified teachers and teacher aides. The program will include field trip opportunities, prizes and other incentives. Click on this story for the links to register and for the full list of program dates.