STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Parents of children who will be attending kindergarten in the next school year had the opportunity to get a leg up on what lies ahead for their child.
A forum entitled "Kindergarten, Here We Come" was held at Starkville's First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center.
Oktibbeha County -- which recently became Excel by 5-certified -- is able to hold events such as this to give parents a chance to see what they need to prepare their kids for kindergarten.
Oktibbeha County's Excel by 5 certification manager says events like this will pay off in the future, both for students and the county.
"Providing a strong, certified early childhood community is very important for Oktibbeha County," said Ellen Goodman, certification manager for the Excel by 5 Oktibbeha County coalition. "It helps that children get that good start so they will not only have a great start to school, but have those important life skills."
The forum also teaches parents how to enroll their children for kindergarten and what the kids need to work on before the start of the new school year.