Nashville pre-K paving way for the future

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“There are ways that four-year-olds learn best,” said Lisa Wiltshire, director of early learning innovation for Metro Schools. “Their brains are developing — they interact with the world in different ways.” 

What does a triangle look like?

“Like this,” responds a 4-year-old at Casa Azafrán who calls himself “Rockstar.” Jeremy, his given name, then holds up a Play-Doh triangle he made Thursday and gives a look, as if to say about the question, “that’s it?”

“That’s easy,” Rockstar says.

Tough questions are what Jeremy expects, in part, thanks to his pre-kindergarten program housed at nonprofit Casa Azafrán.

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