Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center Principal Jonathan Scagel said staff and families just received the news that the preschool peer model program will be tuition-free this year. The change means that Fort Meadow’s program will join the Southampton Road, Munger Hill and Highland elementary schools in offering free preschool to families. All of the preschools open on Sept. 6.

Scagel said they just received word last week that Fort Meadow would be tuition-free, which he said lines up with the objective of Superintendent Stefan Czaporowski’s goal to expand preschool throughout the city. He said families that have already made a payment for this school year may call or stop by the main office for a refund.