First 5 Lex encourages families to Read, Talk and Play

In an effort to support kindergarten readiness and improve the opportunities for young children to achieve success later in life, Fayette County Public Schools formally announced “First 5 Lex – Read, Talk and Play from Cradle to Kindergarten” at a Sept. 20 news conference at the Family Care Center. First 5 Lex gives families and caregivers access to information about early learning and connects them to fun, stimulating, age-appropriate activities and experiences that will support their young child’s development. “Children’s early experiences, from birth to age 5, are critical to their brain development and lifelong learning,” said Alice Nelson, early childhood coordinator for FCPS. “The brai

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