ATLANTA (October 30, 2013) – Senator John Albers (R –Roswell) read to students at Mimosa Elementary School on Tuesday, October 29 in celebration of Georgia Pre-K Week. Around the state, thousands of Georgia’s youngest students were recognized for their efforts to prepare for school success. This year’s 3rd annual Georgia Pre-K Week ran from Monday, September 30 to Friday, October 4.
“It was an honor to visit with students, faculty and staff at Mimosa Elementary School,” said Senator Albers. “Georgia’s Pre-K programs provide a top notch education for our young people and help prepare them for future success.”
Sponsored by Voices for Georgia’s Children and Pre-K partners throughout the state, Georgia Pre-K Week focuses on the important role of Georgia’s Pre-K program on future academic achievement.
While visiting Mimosa Elementary, Senator Albers read two of his favorite books about firefighters, spoke with teachers and staff and received an up-close look at the many ways the center is supporting early childhood education.
“Georgia’s Pre-K program is an exceptional program that can serve as a model for our country,” said Pat Willis, Executive Director of Voices for Georgia’s Children. “About 84,000 four year olds in Georgia benefit from this remarkable program, a milestone in the critical phase of education that takes place from birth to age 8.”
Senator Albers was one of nearly 150 state officials who visited some of the approximately 3,800 Pre-K classrooms located in all 159 counties across Georgia.
For Immediate Release:
October 30, 2013
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