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Strong Beginnings

Pre-kindergarten teacher Angelika Miles reads to her students on the first day of the Army Child, Youth and School Services Strong Beginnings Program Sept. 8. Strong Beginnings is an Army Family Covenant program designed to prepare students for the transition to kindergarten. Skills taught meet Army early learning standards and include basic academic and classroom etiquette skills and focus on the social, emotional and physical development of children. Army CDCs in the States as well as worldwide were losing preschool children to civilian preschool programs or state-run preschool programs, so to counter that trend, the Army came up with Strong Beginnings to help parents prepare their children for school. (photo by Jason Austin, Herald Post)


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Taken on September 8, 2009