Rep. Kelley Visits Schools in Celebration of Georgia Pre-K Week

ATLANTA – State Representative Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown) recently visited Westside Elementary School in Cedartown, Van Wert Elementary School in Rockmart, Eastside Elementary School in Rockmart and Tallatoona Head Start in Rockmart in support of early childhood education during Georgia Pre-K Week. Rep. Kelley read a favorite children’s book to students to highlight the importance of reading at a young age.

Eastside Van Wert Westside Tallatoona

“I was honored to have the opportunity to visit each of these schools and read to them for Georgia Pre-K Week,” said Rep. Kelley. “Georgia’s Pre-K program has served as a model of innovation and progress to our country, and I am proud to support it and our children.”

Georgia Pre-K Week, October 2-6, was launched seven years ago and is organized each year by Voices for Georgia’s Children. Voices for Georgia’s Children, a policy and advocacy non-profit organization, is supported by more than 15 child-focused partner organizations. Support from government, business and community leaders has been the key to Georgia’s success in leading the nation in early learning policies and practices.

“Such broad support from so many of our state’s most influential citizens, such as Rep. Kelley, shows us that Georgians really understand the long term value of quality early learning,” said Emily Pelton, Executive Director of Voices for Georgia’s Children. “Getting the right start helps a child succeed in nearly every phase of life, from learning to read successfully by third grade to graduating high school and ultimately entering the workforce.”

In addition to countless local mayors, city council members, public safety employees and professionals from all walks of life, nearly three out of every four state legislators has participated, as well as various state commissioners, many members of Georgia’s Congressional delegation, Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal.

Georgia Pre-K Week is celebrated with the full support of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) and generous corporate participation and sponsorship from Georgia Power and Synovus. Other partners include Black Child Development Institute-Atlanta, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy, GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, Georgia Child Care Association, Georgia Family Connection Partnership, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, Georgia Public Library Service, Georgia School Boards Association, Georgia Vision Project, multiple Junior Leagues throughout Georgia, Metro Atlanta YMCA, Quality Care for Children and United Way of Greater Atlanta.

Voices for Georgia’s Children is a nonprofit child policy and advocacy organization that envisions a Georgia where children are safe, healthy, educated, employable and connected to their family and community.

For more information on Voices for Georgia’s Children, please click here.

*Editor’s Note: Photos of Rep. Kelley celebrating Georgia Pre-K Week have been attached to this email for your convenience.

Representative Trey Kelley represents the citizens of District 16, which includes portions of Bartow, Haralson, and Polk counties. He was elected into the House of Representatives in 2012, and currently serves as the Vice-Chairman on the Ways and Means Committee, Secretary on the Judiciary Committee, and Secretary on the Higher Education Committee. He also serves on the Code Revision, Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications, Health and Human Services, Ways and Means, and Judiciary committees.

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Posted October 6th, 2017 in Trey Kelley. Tagged: .