Governor's all-day preschool plan could leave facilities in a bind
Students busy themselves at Ruthlawn Elementary School's preschool classroom. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has promised to introduce legislation mandating full-day preschool be offered by at least some schools in every school district.
Mimi Davis, a preschool teacher at Ruffner Elementary School, teaches two groups of students each day - each group spends a little more than three hours at school with her and an aide.
Teacher's aide Debra Jonso plays a game with student Ronnie Debord while Belle Ronquillo works at the computer in Ruthlawn Elementary's preschool classroom.
Amber Hunter, a preschool student at Ruthlawn Elementary, shows the art she made in class.
Addyson Snodgrass, left, and Alanis Boyer dance during music time at Ruffner Elementary's preschool program.