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Open House Saturday At Church’s Preschool

Wee Achievers Preschool will have an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Community of Christ Church on Kaneohe Bay Drive.

The new school is the brainchild of two veterans Kailua Elementary School teachers – and sisters – who are familiar with the DOE’s new benchmark for public school students, the Common Core State Standards.

“Preschools will need to teach, not baby-sit,” explained Debbie Fox, who with her sister Trisha Uehara has established Wee Achievers. “Students today are expected and required to accomplish much more starting in kindergarten.”

She described the curriculum they’ve designed for ages 3 and 4 as “academically rigorous and delivered through thematic units called Academic Adventures.” Fox also noted that the DOE’s halt to junior kindergarten next summer will increase the need for preschool experience for late-born keiki.

Wee Achievers is located in the church at 45-119 Kaneohe Bay Drive. School opens Aug. 5 and follows the public school calendar.

For more information, call 220-313 or email debs808@hotmail.com.

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