LEICESTER CENTRAL SCHOOL kindergarten/pre-kindergarten teacher Becca Schutz works with students Olivia Miner, left, and Hayden Bernhardt Monday morning. Schutz is giving a presentation about Leicester’s innovative combined classroom curriculum this week at a national conference in Washington, D.C.
Independent photo/Trent Campbell
LEICESTER — On Monday morning, the 14 youngest children at Leicester Central School were hard at work in their colorful classroom. They listened to a story on a rainbow rug in one corner, speaking up from time to time to ask questions. The opposite wall was covered with art projects and construction paper cutouts.