Corrected: Early childhood care providers offered free class on Nov. 27

Calling all early childhood professionals and child-care providers.

Are the children in your care ready to start school? Are parents asking if their child is ready for kindergarten? Come get these questions answered while meeting with kindergarten teachers from the Elk River Area School District at a program call Read and Write: Beyond ABC and 123.

Hear what these educators expect of children starting school.

You will also learn the right “words” to share with parents, according to a press release on the event that is slated for 7–9 p.m. on Nov. 27 at the Handke Center, 1170 Main St., Elk River.

To register, call 1-877-311-2244. The deadline is Nov. 20.

This training is sponsored in part by the Initiative Foundation, a regional foundation. It is free.