Rep. Scott Celebrates Georgia Pre-K Week

ATLANTA – State Representative Sandra Scott (D-Rex) recently celebrated Georgia Pre-K week by reading to Pre-K students at Kinder Care Learning Center. Rep. Scott also donated several books to the classroom as well as to local barber shops and salons within her district.SScott Pre-k week 3SScott Pre-k week 2SScott Pre-K week

“Reading is one of the main building blocks upon which a solid education can be built, and it helps children overcome obstacles and can open more doors for students,” said Rep. Scott. “In district 76, I encourage reading in all places where a child comes in and sits for 10 minutes or more, which is why I recently delivered books to day care centers, barber shops and salons in district 76.  I spoke with the different owners and patrons and they all agreed that we all must do our part and play a vital role in getting our children to understand and enjoy reading. I am asking parents to collect any old or unused books around their house and take them to their local barber shop or salon. Let’s all do what we can to encourage our children to read because reading is fundamental.”

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.

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. Scott celebrating Georgia Pre-K Week have been attached to this press release for your convenience.

Representative Sandra Scott represents the citizens of District 76, which includes portions of Clayton and Henry counties. She was first elected into the House Representatives in 2010, and currently serves on the Defense & Veterans Affairs, Human Relations & Aging, Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment, Science & Technology, and Special Rules committees.

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Posted October 10th, 2017 in Sandra Scott. Tagged: .