ATLANTA (October 2, 2013) – State Senator Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) recently read to a group of students at West Chatham Elementary and Richmond Hill Montessori as part of Georgia Pre-K Week. This year’s 3rd annual Georgia Pre-K Week runs from Monday, September 30 to Friday, October 4.
“It is never too early to start developing critical education skills such as reading,” said Sen. Carter. “This event provides yet another great opportunity to get out in the community to raise awareness about education and to meet with our esteemed educators and bright students.”
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.
“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, a child advocacy organization. “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.”
To celebrate Georgia Pre-K Week, Senator Carter 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 3, 2013
For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Director
Emily Williams, Communications Associate