First Lady talks Pre-K in Bogart

First Lady Marty Kemp, wife of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, is back in Athens this morning: she's taking part in a program that features leaders from around the state, spotlighting early childhood education and Pre-K classrooms in a 9 o'clock forum at Appletree Prep in Bogart. 
From the Ga Dept of Early Care and Learning…

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and Voices for Georgia’s Children will join leaders from around the state to show support for early childhood education and visit Pre-Kindergarten classrooms as part of this year’s Georgia Pre-K Week, October 7-11, 2019. Georgia’s First Lady Marty Kemp and Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs will kick off the week on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 9:00 AM with a visit to the Georgia’s Pre-K Program classes at Appletree Prep, located at 2881 Monroe Highway in Bogart, Georgia (Oconee County).

Now in its ninth year, Pre-K Week is a celebration of Georgia’s nationally recognized Pre-K program and other quality early learning centers. During the week, hundreds of state, business, and community leaders visit Pre-K centers to see early learning in action.

DECAL and Voices will join business and state leaders in reading children’s books to Pre-K classes and experience first-hand the joy and enthusiasm of young learners.

“Quality early learning gives Georgia’s youngest learners the foundational skills they build upon throughout their education,” said Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs. “Research shows children who attend quality early learning programs are more likely to graduate from high school and enroll in college, making quality early learning essential to our children, families, and state workforce.”

“The support of public and private organizations sends a powerful statement to the community about the value of quality early learning,” said Dr. Erica Fener Sitkoff, Executive Director of Voices for Georgia’s Children. “We are grateful to have their support in raising awareness of Georgia’s Pre-K Program.”

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