By Christina Arrostuto
Bryan-Braker Funeral Home President/Owner Craig Bryan comes from a long line of educators. When he heard that Solano businesses are being asked to help children who have never been to preschool, he jumped at the chance. Bryan-Braker donated $400 which will be matched by First 5 Solano to send two youngsters to summer “Pre-Kindergarten Academies.”
Pre-K Academies are hosted by school districts and other providers in every Solano city, and feature both academics and social-emotional development activities that promote school readiness. Studies show that young children without any preschool experience quickly fall behind their classmates, and are more likely to falter in the critical early grades.