Congressman Buddy Carter will visit Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool on October 6, 2017 to celebrate the 25th birthday of Georgia’s Pre-K program as part of Georgia Pre-K Week 2017. The event, which runs October 2-6, is organized each year by Voices for Georgia’s Children, a policy and advocacy non-profit organization, and supported by more than 20 child-focused partners.
Georgia’s Pre-K Program was the brainchild of Governor Zell Miller in 1992 and has grown from serving 750 children in its first year to approximately 81,000 annually. Launched seven years ago, Pre-K Week draws attention to Georgia’s Pre-K Program by giving hundreds of state, business and community leaders a chance to visit Pre-K centers and witness quality early learning in action.
“We are excited to have Buddy Carter visit our center to show our children their community cares about their education,” said Audrey Singleton, program administrator of Richmond Hill Montessori. “The enthusiasm and support we receive from leaders across the state show they understand the value of quality early learning to ensure school readiness, higher graduation rates and lifetime empowerment.”
Buddy Carter will be at Richmond Hill Montessori from approximately 9:00 a.m. until about 10:00 a.m. on October 6, 2017 at 2933 US HWY 17, Richmond Hill, GA. While there, he will participate in reading The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, do an activity with the children, take a tour of the facility, talk with the staff, and get an up-close look at the many ways that the center is supporting early learning.
Georgia Pre-K Week is developed with the full support of the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL). For the fourth consecutive year, Georgia Power and Synovus return as corporate sponsors of Pre-K Week. Additional key supporters include various state commissioners, elected officials, as well as Governor Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal.
“The broad and diverse base of support from around our state is evidence that Georgia’s leaders care about and understand the long-term impact of quality learning on each child, said Dr. Erica Fener Stiff, Executive Director of Voices for Georgia’s Children. “Research consistently shows that children entering kindergarten from quality learning settings are more prepared and ready to learn, which our leaders see first-hand during Pre-K Week.”
Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool was founded in 1994 to meet a need for sincere, clean, and quality childcare that many felt had not been met in the community. Since then, Richmond Hill has come to trust the Montessori Preschool with care for its young children more than anyone else. The Montessori continues to rise up being the first and only 3-star state accredited child care program in Bryan County. Montessori is both humbled and honored to hold the award as best child care in Bryan County. The school has even represented Richmond Hill as Business of the Year. Richmond Hill Montessori is proud to be a bastion of quality, accredited child care to the parents and children of its neighborhood, and will continue to offer the highest level of service that the community and every child and parent deserves.