New Purdy preschool offers more room, opportunities

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Children at the Purdy school districtís new preschool in the former Rainbow Dreams Daycare have been pleased with the space, around double of the old facility, and different playground equipment. Julie Ball, preschool teacher, said the routines have stayed the same, and all the equipment from the soon-to-be-demolished old building was moved in. Pictured around one of the climbing units, from left, are: students Emily Henderson, Abbagail Keener, Ty Lile and Charlie Cornelius. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat

Children at the Purdy school districtís new preschool in the former Rainbow Dreams Daycare have been pleased with the space, around double of the old facility, and different playground equipment.

With more space, sections of the Purdy preschool can be designated for specific uses. Working on projects in the art area, from left, are: Brian Folsom, Marshall Taylor and Madison Robbins. The preschool presently has 15 in the morning session and 12 in the afternoon, with more expected to join by the end of the year. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
The new building has extra space not occupied by furnishings. Julie Ball, preschool teacher, said that allows area for gross motor activity and play more like the outdoors on says when the weather wonít allow it. Pictured playing on one of the preschoolís activity areas, from front center, are: Jordan Conner, Easton Wormington and Bayen Burt, with student Alexis Vang, at rear. Abby Browning, a speech pathologist from CoxHealth, at right, worked with the children as they played. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
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