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Rhiley's little fingers navigated their way around an iPad during her Early Childhood class at Brandon School. Contributed photo.

Getting a head-start with iPads

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Children in the Early Childhood program in Brandon are using iPads in the classroom, thanks to an Otto Bremer Foundation grant. Three to 5-year-olds started using iPads for learning in February.

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"The children are really enjoying them," said Heather Dewey, Early Childhood Head Start coordinator. "I can see they will be a great asset to the classroom."

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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