NPS Celebrates Opening of New Playground at Early Childhood School South

Students, faculty, and staff from Early Childhood School-South celebrated the opening of the school’s new playground with a ribbon cutting ceremony

[Newark, NJ – March 7, 2017] Newark Public School (NPS) celebrated the opening of a new playground at Early Childhood School-South last week.  Superintendent Cerf, center directors, local elected officials and students participated in Tuesday’s ribbon cutting ceremony.

“It was great to see how excited the children of Early Childhood School-South are about their brand new playground,” said Christopher D. Cerf, Superintendent of Newark Public Schools, who attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. “Outdoor play is an important part of the school day, especially for pre-Kindergarteners who are getting ready to start school.  This new playground will strengthen the learning environment for Early Childhood School-South students and get them excited about their overall educational experience.”

In 2014, NPS received an initial Head Start grant allocating 1,000 Pre-Kindergarten seats across nine schools. Since then, four additional schools have been designated as Head Start schools. The Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 calls for programs to prioritize preparing all children for school.