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Alexa Mickelson, daughter of John and Lisa Mickelson, walks along a foam balance beam during a portion of SMART training. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

SMART helps preschoolers in Frazee

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"Get ready, hug your body, arms out -- spin!," said Cindy Ross, an early childhood and family education teacher at Frazee Elementary School.


Ross isn't directing her Kinderquest -- 4-year-old -- students to play. It's part of the SMART curriculum launched at the school a few years ago.

SMART stands for Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training.

"It's for all kids across the board," said Frazee ECFE coordinator Karrie Schultz.

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