BY5 Offers Free “Dive In” Swim Event at Tuhey Pool on August 9th

BY5 Offers Free "Dive In" Swim Event at Tuhey Pool on August 9th. Photo Provided.BY5 Offers Free "Dive In" Swim Event at Tuhey Pool on August 9th. Photo Provided.

By: Carrie Bale—

Muncie, IN –Families, children and community members are invited to come to a “Dive In” FREE swim event to show your support for increase access to High Quality Pre-K opportunities for more children in Delaware County and in Indiana. Come join us for FREE at Tuhey pool on August 9, 2016 from  4 – 8pm.  Free novelty ice cream will be available from Baskin Robbins while supplies last.  BY5, as the leading voice for raising awareness about the importance of kindergarten readiness in Delaware County , is sponsoring this event for the community.  Information will be available with regards to the “All IN 4 Pre-K”, and families will have an opportunity to share their story about what Pre-k means for them and their children.

What we know in Delaware County is:

  • More than 50% of children come to Kindergarten without ever attending preschool in our community.
  • 54% of children coming into Kindergarten in Delaware County are deemed “Not Ready” to be successful.
  • Seven in 10 (71%) Indiana families and voters surveyed in a representative statewide poll support a bold expansion of pre-k to many more low- and moderate-income families.

“Delaware County was not one of the 5 pilot communities as “On My Way Pre-K” county nearly 3 years ago, but strides have been made to increase access for more children. 8% more children are coming to Kindergarten having been to preschool compared to 3 years ago, but we have a long way to go to ensure any family in Delaware County who wants the opportunity for their child can access it.  A child’s educational foundation should not be based on a lottery system, or on their zip code”.  – Carrie Bale, Executive Director of BY5 Early Childhood Initiative, Inc.


For More Information about BY5 please visit and for more information about “All IN 4 Pre-K please visit


About All IN 4 Pre-K

All IN 4 Pre-K is a campaign of Hoosier families and community leaders working together to expand pre-k statewide. Led by Early Learning Indiana and powered by the United Way of Central Indiana, we showcase high-quality Pre-K programs, support local champions and engage the voices of parents, business leaders, people of faith and others. Our work is grounded in our 115-years of experience educating young Hoosiers and coaching early education programs.

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Carrie Bale is Executive Director of BY5