Rep. Valerie Clark Visits D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center at Gwinnett Tech for Georgia Pre-K Week

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October 13, 2014

Rep. Valerie Clark Visits D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center at Gwinnett Tech for Georgia Pre-K Week

GWINNETT – NORTH FULTON

Young students at the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center took part in Georgia Pre-K Week festivities last week, enjoying a visit from state Rep. Valerie Clark (R-Lawrenceville). Rep. Clark spent some time in a Pre-K classroom at the Hudgens Center to read to the children.

The fourth annual Georgia Pre-K Week is a weeklong celebration of Georgia’s Pre-K Program and all early education.  During this week, leaders from across the state visit GA Pre-K classrooms where they can read to a GA Pre-K Class and tour the center.

“We were delighted to have Rep. Clark visit with us. Fostering a love a reading and, by extension, of learning among young children is one of the most valuable gifts we can provide them,” says Becky Olson, director, D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center. “The quality of a child’s early learning experiences are a tremendous predictor of their later success.”

Located on the campus of Gwinnett Technical College, the Hudgens Early Education Center offers unmatched early care and education for children ages six weeks to 8 years. Programs are offered for infants and toddlers, preschool, Georgia Pre-K, Pre-K extended learning and school-age Summer Camp. The center is also the lab school for Gwinnett Tech’s early childhood education program.

Georgia Pre-K Week is organized and sponsored by Voices for Georgia’s Children, 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.  The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning endorses and supports Voices in managing this program.

Rep. Valerie Clark Visits the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr., Early Education Center at Gwinnett Tech

Rep. Valerie Clark Visits the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr., Early Education Center at Gwinnett Tech
(left to right) David Welden, executive vice president, finance and administrative services, Gwinnett Tech; Dr. Glen Cannon, Gwinnett Tech president; state Rep. Valerie Clark (R-Lawrenceville); Becky Olson, director, D. Scott Hudgens, Jr., Early Education Center; and Karen Mobley, Bright from the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Rep. Valerie Clark Visits the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr., Early Education Center at Gwinnett Tech
Rep. Valerie Clark (R-Lawrenceville) and Pre-K students at the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr., Early Education Center

 

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October 13, 2014