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Georgia Pre-K Week Draws Legislators to Pre-K Classrooms Across the State

Georgia Pre-K Week Draws Legislators to Pre-K Classrooms Across the State

Published: Oct 9, 2018   |   Category: Media   |   Tags: , ,

For the past eight years, the first week of October has been known as Georgia Pre-K Week.  Georgia’s Pre-K Program was started in 1992 by Governor Zell Miller. The lottery-funded program served 750 four-year-olds in the state. Georgia Pre-K is a voluntary, free program available to all of Georgia’s four-year-olds, regardless of parental income. Now, […]

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Pre-K Week 2018 Launched at the Capitol!

Pre-K Week 2018 Launched at the Capitol!

Published: Feb 15, 2018   |   Category: News   |   Tags:

Out of the Dog House, into the State House! On Tuesday, February 13, Georgia Pre-K Week 2018 was officially announced at the Georgia State Capitol with DECAL’s mascot, CALi, and the Pre-K Teachers of the Year, Nathan Leatherwood and Jodi McNamara! The eighth annual Georgia Pre-K Week is scheduled for October 1-5, 2018. This year’s Pre-K Week […]

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How Early Learning Impacted Me – Sheltering Arms

How Early Learning Impacted Me – Sheltering Arms

Published: Oct 2, 2017   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

When I think about Ms. Cathy at Westmore Day Nursery, I distinctly remember things like sitting “criss-cross apple sauce” during story time. I remember where we used to eat and where we took naps on our cots. I even remember Ms. Cathy’s back rubs. They were the best.

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Georgia Pre-K Week 2015: A Delicious Dish

Georgia Pre-K Week 2015: A Delicious Dish

Published: Nov 1, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

After taking a big heaping serving of early learning, now is the time to sit back and relax after the big meal. The fifth annual Georgia Pre-K Week, October 5-9, has officially come to an end. Georgia Pre-K Week celebrates the importance of early education in laying the foundation for all future success, in school, in the workforce and in life.

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Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 5

Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 5

Published: Oct 7, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: ,

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby! By Debbie Hillman, Black Child Development Institute-Atlanta When I was a little girl growing up in Covington, GA, neither preschool nor kindergarten were options for children of color. We had to wait to enter public school in grade one. Private kindergarten was available for other children; but, “our” money […]

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Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 4

Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 4

Published: Oct 2, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: ,

By Dr. Stanley W. DeJarnett, Executive Director Georgia Vision Project “Dad, read it to me one more time.” As the father of three, now grown, girls, I bet I have heard that a thousand times over the years. I was a teacher when they were young so I spent my days at school teaching other people’s […]

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Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 3

Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 3

Published: Sep 28, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: ,

My Daughter’s Hero By Julie Allen, Voices Board Member When my daughter was four years old I was pregnant with my third child.   It was a busy time in our household, balancing the needs of my other children and taking care of myself through what turned out to be a high-risk pregnancy. I must confess […]

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