Albert Lea Tribune — Children race to the door to see what is brought to them today.
No, Grandma or Grandpa is not visiting; Mom or Dad isn’t coming back from a business trip.
The children are excited because the Preschool on Wheels teacher has just arrived at their day care with a tote of early learning lessons and art projects.
Through the Preschool on Wheels program, licensed teacher Jessie Bolinger ’13 visits 10 day cares and the Adult Basic Education child care room for 30 minutes each week to guide preschool-aged children through lessons geared toward kindergarten readiness.
Bolinger said she couldn’t be happier to be part of the program. Following her graduation from St. Cloud State University, she returned home to Alden where she worked in a day care. It was there she received a call from Hanson, offering her the position of Preschool on Wheels teacher.