Kentucky's first full-time preschool for the blind opens in Louisville - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Kentucky's first full-time preschool for the blind opens in Louisville

The first full-time preschool for the blind in Kentucky has opened in Louisville.  The Visually Impaired Preschool Services, or VIPS, had its first day of school Monday.

The school has multiple classrooms and rooms specific for sensory exploration.  Students spent the morning getting to know their teachers and new school.  Parents say the $3.2 million school will help blind children learn at a faster speed.

Parent Brandi Hitzelberger says, "They're learning how to use their vision to the best of their ability now instead of later, and I just feel like it's an opportunity that you can't pass up."

Nearly one dozen blind and visually-impaired children are enrolled in the VIPS preschool class.

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