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      Welcome!  My name is Lori Jenks and I am the teacher of the GSRP Little Chiefs' Preschool program at White Pigeon Community Schools.
 
      GSRP is the Great Start Readiness Program for preschool aged children who will turn 4 years old by November 1st.  This is a state funded program and families must meet eligibility requirements to be enrolled. 
 
      I graduated from Ball State University in 1989 with a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, from Indiana University in 1996 with a masters degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in early childhood and in 2003 from Grand Valley State University with a special education endorsement in Early Childhood Developmental Delay. 
 
      Our classroom is also staffed by an educational assistant, Deb Smith.We work together as a team to help prepare our students, your children, for a successful educational experience socially, emotionally and academically.  Our program follows "The Creative Curriculum" which incorporates 35 objectives in 4 developmental areas: Social/Emotional, Physical, Cognitive and Language.  This curriculum has been adopted by all public and private preschools and Head Start programs in St. Joseph county. 
 
     If you know any families in the White Pigeon School District with young children, please tell them about this excellent opportunity to give their child a "Great Start" in their educational career.