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State officials will visit Georgia Pre-K classrooms

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ATLANTA, Ga. -

Nearly 150 state and local officials will be visiting some 3,900 of Georgia's Pre-K classrooms next week, joining Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) and Voices for Georgia's Children, a child advocacy organization, in recognizing September 30 - October 4 as Georgia Pre-K Week. 

 "Research shows that the early education of children from birth to age five proves critical to their success in kindergarten and elementary school," said DECAL Commissioner Bobby Cagle.  "As a result, we believe investing in our youngest learners is important not only to their personal success but also to the long-term economic growth and potential of Georgia."

 Commissioner Cagle and Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal will help kickoff the week on Monday, September 30, 2013, with visits to three North Fulton child care programs: Kids-R-Kids #28 at 3455 Webb Bridge Road in Alpharetta at 8:30 AM; Appletree Learning Care at 4665 Webb Bridge Road in Alpharetta at 9:25 AM; and Open Arms Lutheran Child Development Center at 4655 Webb Bridge Road in Alpharetta at 10:10 AM.  During Pre-K visits, state leaders will participate in a learning activity with the children, take a tour of the facility, talk with the staff, and get an up-close look at the ways centers support early learning.

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