Sen. Mike Dugan: Visits Elementary Schools in Recognition of Georgia Pre-K Week

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Sen. Mike Dugan: Visits Elementary Schools in Recognition of Georgia Pre-K Week

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Sen. Dugan Visits Elementary Schools in Recognition of Georgia Pre-K Week

State Senator Mike Dugan (R –Carrollton) read to a group of students at Bowdon Elementary on Tuesday, October 7 and at Glanton-Hindsman Elementary School on Thursday, October 9 in celebration of Georgia Pre-K Week. This year’s fourth annual Georgia Pre-K Week runs from Monday, October 6 to Friday, October 10.

“It was a great day visiting with students, faculty and staff at Bowdon Elementary School,” said Sen. Dugan. “The children were enthusiastic and ready to learn, a display of the extraordinary professionals we have teaching our youngest ones.  While visiting Glanton-Hindsman Elementary in Villa Rica we enjoyed reading a collection of Pete the Cat books, the children were great and even helped me sing the Groovey Button song as we read. I’m proud to be a small part of Georgia Pre-K Week.”

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. Dugan participated in reading activities with the children, toured the schools, talked with teachers and staff, and got an up-close look at the many ways the schools are 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 Dugan 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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