"Project Pre-K to Kindergarten Transition" students' day at the farm

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HEADLAND, Ala. (WTVY) - Around 60 preschoolers took their first field trip to Corn Dodgers Farm on Wednesday. The four-year-olds are part of Troy Universities "Project Pre-K to Kindergarten Transition" program.

Troy revived more than $350,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to help area pre-k education.

This includes Ashford Christian day care, Southeast Alabama Medical Center daycare, Honeysuckle and Little Rebels daycares.

The kids rotated through eight different stations, they went on a hayride, through corn mazes, fed farm animals and received a backpack filled with books from Troy University.

"We’re so excited about the progress,” said Cynthia Hicks, co-founder of the program. “We are following the children through kindergarten to make sure they are maintaining this but we have no doubt that they will be successful."

Hicks says they plan on doubling the pre-k enrollment for next year in the Wiregrass.

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