August marks back to school. A time of transition for kindergarteners through college students.
With the leadership of Mayor Andrew Ginther, August also welcomes more pre-kindergarteners, as his vision is that every four-year-old in Columbus has access to high-quality early learning.
A big step toward realizing that vision is taking shape in the Hilltop, where plans are developing for a new pre-kindergarten center.
Once open, twelve classrooms will give the youngest learners on the west side an opportunity to grow, discover, and play in a setting designed specifically for their needs.
Study after study continues to confirm the same message — high-quality early learning has a profound impact on a child’s ability to succeed in school and in life. From the Ohio Business Roundtable’s early learning assessment to Action for Children’s advocacy, the investments made in pre-kindergarten programs pay off.
We are proud partners of the City’s Department of Education as they work diligently to ensure every child in Columbus is kindergarten ready.
When more four-year-olds have access to early learning in the Hilltop and in all neighborhoods, more children will become students who succeed at third grade reading and go on to graduate high school.
We can think of no greater investment.
Article by: Kerri Laubenthal Mollard, Founder & CEO