Sen.Hunter Hill: Visits Smyrna Childcare Network in Recognition of GA Pre-K Week

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Sen.Hunter Hill: Visits Smyrna Childcare Network in Recognition of GA Pre-K Week

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Senator Hunter Hill Visits Smyrna Childcare Network in Recognition of Georgia Pre-K Week

State Senator Hunter Hill (R- Atlanta) read to a group of students at the Smyrna Childcare Network on Wednesday, October 8, in celebration of Georgia Pre-K Week. This year’s fourth annual Georgia Pre-K Week ran from Monday, October 6 to Friday, October 10.

“It is never too early to start learning and this is a great event to promote early education throughout the state,” said Sen. Hill.  Each year I am excited to participate in this event and get out in the community to meet with our esteemed educators and our bright, young 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. While there, Sen. Hill participated in a reading activity with the children, took a tour of the facility, talked with the staff, and got an up-close look at the many ways the center is supporting early learning.

“Georgia’s nationally recognized Pre-K program supports a critical developmental milestone each year for 84,000 four-year-olds,” said Pat Willis, Executive Director of Voices for Georgia’s Children, a child advocacy organization. “Our state’s outstanding Pre-K program and other health and early learning programs work together to help children read to learn by third grade.”

Senator Hill 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.

 

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