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Wake Co. expects record 12,200 kindergartners this year

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The Wake County Public School System is expecting more than 12,200 kindergartners for the 2013-14 school year — the largest projected kindergarten enrollment in WCPSS history, the district said Wednesday.

 Most of them will arrive on Monday, Aug. 26, when traditional-calendar schools begin the new year.

Almost 300 children at 19 schools participated in Early Start, a four-week program for rising kindergarten students with less than six months of pre-K schooling, and who have a demonstrated academic need.

Project Enlightenment hosted one-week programs for almost 300 rising kindergartners called the Supporting School Readiness Summer Enrichment Program. Students explored the kindergarten classroom and elementary school setting, and got a sneak-peek at classroom materials and common routines.

 "We encourage parents to read daily to their children and to ask them questions to build early literacy skills," said Dawn Dawson, Senior Director of the Office of Early Learning for WCPSS. "Parents can also teach their children to communicate their needs, wants and thoughts verbally. Coming to school with these skills will help students get off to a great start."

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