Fair helps kids — and parents — be kindergarten ready

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — Sending your kid off to school for the first time can be nerve wracking. Dozens of local families prepared for that feeling Saturday.

McCracken County Early Childhood Council Kindergarten Ready Fair was Saturday morning at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.  Local parents and their kids got to experience activities that revolved around spreading kindness.

One coordinator with Paducah Public Shools shed some light on why they put the event together.

“We’re just hoping to ease some of the anxiety about preparing their child for kindergarten and also helping to remove any barriers that may be in the way of being ready for kindergarten by introducing them to the services we have here,” Family Resource Coordinator LaToya Benberry said.

The event has taken place for the past five years. It aims to spread awareness of all the local resources available for parents and guardians of young children.