Senator Albers, a fourth generation firefighter, spent time promoting early childhood literacy and public safety by reading books concerning firefighters and encouraging students to learn. In an effort to actively engage students in the learning process, Senator Albers offered preschoolers the opportunity to wear his authentic firefighter’s helmet and share about their experiences.
“All students, regardless of income level, should have access to a quality education,” said Senator Albers. “I firmly believe that Georgia’s young people deserve a strong educational foundation for their futures and support early childhood involvement as a means to prepare the next generation of leaders for the challenges of tomorrow.”
The Child Development Association is a NAEYC Accredited School, providing low income students with the tools they need to receive a quality education. In addition to supporting students’ educational needs, the Child Development Association offers well-balanced meals, developmental screenings, parent-teacher conferences and referral services for students with special needs.
Donna Smythe, Executive Director of the Child Development Association notes, “I am sincerely grateful to have the support of our elected officials and appreciate Senator Albers’ expressed interest to raise awareness of early childhood education in the community.”
For Immediate Release:
November 1, 2011
For Information Contact:
Natalie Dale, Director
Shawna Mercer, Sr. Communications Specialist