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Feedback sought from incoming preschool parents

Cedar Springs — Cedar Springs Public Schools hopes to get input to help inform the district’s preschool programming plans for next year.

In its January elementary newsletter, the district announced a survey to give families an opportunity to outline what they’d like to see for the 2024-25 school year.

“The intent was to see what needs our families have for 3- and 4-year-olds,” said Cassandra Chartier, director of Cedar Springs’ Early Childhood Center. “There are many options for families to choose from as students prepare to enter kindergarten.”

The survey includes questions about the age of incoming preschoolers as of Sept. 1, 2024, as well as the preferred daily timeframe for preschool programs offered by the district: a full day, a half-day in the morning or a half-day in the afternoon.

It also asks how many days of the week families would want to make use of preschool programs, and if families would be interested in before- or after-school care for children enrolled.

“We would love to be able to provide care through our before- and after- school program for our preschool families if the need is there,” Chartier said.

The survey also includes a space for feedback and comments.

In the newsletter, the district stated that it values input on programming, and that feedback is crucial to planning for the year ahead.

The survey takes about five minutes to complete and will be available until Jan. 20.

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Riley Kelley
Riley Kelley
Riley Kelley is a reporter covering Cedar Springs, Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids and Sparta school districts. An award-winning journalist, Riley spent eight years with the Ludington Daily News, reporting, copy editing, paginating and acting as editor for its weekly entertainment section. He also contributed to LDN’s sister publications, Oceana’s Herald-Journal and the White Lake Beacon. His reporting on issues in education and government has earned accolades from the Michigan Press Association and Michigan Associated Press Media Editors. Riley’s early work in journalism included a stint as an on-air news reporter for WMOM Radio, and work on the editorial staff of various student publications. Riley is a graduate of Grand Valley State University. He originally hails from western Washington.


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