Landon was the first approved Cincinnati Preschool Promise student. Now he’s headed to kindergarten.

Nakesha Forney wasn’t sure how to find a high-quality, affordable preschool for her son Landon until she heard about Cincinnati Preschool Promise.

“He needed to be in preschool,” she said. “He needed that for his success. There is no way he would have started kindergarten off on the right foot had it not been for the Cincinnati Preschool Promise. It was really beneficial for my family financially. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have been able to afford preschool.”

Using Cincinnati Preschool Promise tuition assistance, Nakesha enrolled Landon at Little Blossoms Academy in College Hill. Now, a year later, she’s confident he will be ready to start kindergarten at Parker Woods Montessori in the fall.

“I’m excited for him because he’ll have the hang of being in school,” she said. “He went all day so he’s gotten the hang of personal space, community, sharing and the just of education and learning. He needed all of that. Small beginnings matter.”

To other preschool parents, Nakesha says don’t hesitate to apply.

“I would tell other parents to apply for (Cincinnati Preschool Promise),” she said. “There’s literally nothing negative. The process was so smooth for me. Smoother than smooth. … If anyone was even thinking about it, I would tell them to go through the process. It helps. It’s beneficial and it’s a great program.”

Interested in applying for Cincinnati Preschool Promise tuition assistance? Learn more here!

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