To celebrate Georgia’s Pre-K program and its 20th Anniversary, Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell) recently read to a group of preschool students at Young Life Academy in Roswell.
Oct. 1- Oct. 5 is recognized as the state’s 2nd annual Georgia Pre-K Week; sponsored by Voices for Georgia’s Children, a child advocacy organization and its Pre-K Week partners.
“It was an honor to witness the work that Georgia’s Pre-K program is doing to prepare our youngest learners for the challenges of tomorrow,” said Albers. “Early childhood education is essential to providing the building blocks for success, and helping Georgia’s students compete with their peers around the globe.”
During his visit, Albers participated in learning activities with the children, took a tour of the facility, interacted with staff, and received an up-close look at the many ways the center is supporting early childhood education.
“Georgia’s Pre-K is an exceptional education program that serves 84,000 4-year-olds throughout Georgia,” said Pat Willis, executive director of Voices for Georgia’s Children. “Pre-K is a milestone in a child’s early education. Studies show that early education programs for children age birth to five — in all income groups — will have long-term impact on a child’s education. We are proud that Georgia’s Pre-K is making a difference in the lives of so many of our youngest learners, preparing them for future success in school and in life.”
Albers was one of nearly 140 state officials who visited one of the approximately 3,800 Pre-K classrooms throughout Georgia in honor of Georgia’s Pre-K Week.