by Jackie Nunnery
LANCASTER—As part of her “Back to School Tour,” first lady Pamela Northam visited Lancaster Primary School’s Pre-K classrooms on Tuesday, August 31. This is Lancaster’s first year as part of the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI), a program to provide preschool programs for at-risk four-year-olds not served by the federal Head Start program.
There are 55 three- and four-year-olds enrolled in Lancaster’s pre-K program.
During her visit, Northam also took a tour of the Early Childhood Education Center currently under construction at the former Annex, next to Lancaster Middle School.
A former pediatric occupational therapist, Northam said she….
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