Newton Learning summer program prepares first-time students for kindergarten

Thursday, July 17, 2008 | 7:40 p.m. CDT; updated 4:54 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — Little learners slowly walk in a straight line into the vibrant classroom, quietly place their matching backpack and lunch pail sets in the closet, and head directly over to the rainbow-colored carpet. They sit on tiny strips of tape with their names painted in red across them.