New Pre-K program rolled out in Roseburg schools

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Roseburg School District is giving free classes to families with kids entering Kindergarten.

Officials with the district say many kids aren't prepared for school.

Schools like Sunnyslope are offering a new program called 'Ready!' which will teach parents how they can help their kids learn before kindergarten. Kris Kelso, the principal at Sunnyslope, says the program could help satisfy concerns she has heard from parents. "I always hear parents say they want them to be more successful than they were, and in order to do that, they have to get an early start on education," she said.

The classes are available to parents of students enrolling in a Roseburg public school that is funded by Title I.

Parents will get materials covering topics like math and positive relationships.

The first class will be on March 12 from 6:00-7:30 pm.

You can find out how to register your child here.