I am pleased with the early data that is coming back from our newly implemented preschool program. We started the Rugby Early Learning Center (a collaboration between RPS and Head Start) two years ago. We plan to follow each cohort as they progress through school. I have heard some of the recent reports that the benefits of preschool fade over time. Our first cohort's data is showing a positive trend. Below you will find data from our NWEA MAP Assessment.