Pre-K Celebrates 20 Years
Pre-K Celebrates 20 Years of Preparing Children for Success in School
Posted on 09/19/2012
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This year the Georgia Pre-K Program celebrates a major milestone in preparing children for success in school.  With the beginning of the school year, the pre-k program entered its 20th year of serving four-year old children in the state.  The very first group of children to participate in the program have completed their K-12 education with a boost from a great start in the Lottery funded pre-k program.  "Our internal data shows, and most importantly, teachers tell us that pre-k makes a big difference for the young children of our community," stated Dr. Lynn Plunkett, superintendent of Floyd County Schools.   

The program has been recognized as on of the nation's best in a recent report.  In its State of Preschool 2011 Yearbook, the National Institute for Early Education Research gave Georgia its first 10 out of 10 in measures of quality.  Only five of 39 state pre-k programs across the country met all 10 quality standards for 2010-2011.

Georgia was considered a forerunner in early education when, in the 1990s, with some of the proceeds from the Georgia lottery, it created the nation’s first universal pre-kindergarten program open, space permitted, to any 4-year-old. There’s routinely a waiting list for the program, which costs about $355 million annually.Congratulations to all past and present students of Georgia’s  Pre-K Program.  

 

Floyd County Schools slots in the program are full this year but it’s not to late to join in, there are still openings for students in the community.


For more information please contact:

 

Floyd County Schools, 706-234-1031

Just Kids Learning Center, 706-295-0977

Kids’ Stop Learning Center, 706-236-9600

Rebecca Blaylock Child Development Center706-234-5159

Winthrop Academy706-236-2503

Super Kids Early Learning Center, 706-291-2560

Toddlers Inn, 706-232-1805

Kid’s World Learning Center-Armuchee, 706-234-5948

Kid’s World Learning Center-John Maddox, 706-235-0331