Preschool Fair to be Held at the Library

Shopping around for a preschool? Preschool directors and staff will be coming to the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library for the Parents as Teachers Preschool Fair Monday, Feb. 6 from 6 to 7:30pm in Marvin Auditorium. USD 501’s Parents as Teachers group is sponsoring the fair, which will bring 25 preschools or childcare centers to the library.

The fair informs parents about the preschool selection process, helping them decide on a perfect fit for their child. Learn about the enrollment process, curriculum used and what a typical day is like at each program. All families will receive a free directory that provides information about what to look for in a quality program.

Librarians will be educating families about early literacy skills, like the importance of those Mother Goose rhymes or how simply playing with blocks can help develop reading skills. For new parents, ask about joining “Read with Me” and get a free t-shirt for baby. Also, visit with representatives from Children’s Mercy Hospital, Music & Movement, XYZ magazine, Healthwave and Child Care Aware of Northeast and North Central Kansas.

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is a 21st-century, landmark library, and features the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, the Millennium Café, Chandler Booktique, meeting rooms, and free computer and Internet access and training.

Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm.

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