News 12 This Morning/Monday Sept. 30 2013
This week communities across the state are coming together to support and praise Georgia's Pre-K program.
Pre-K week is led by Voices for Georgia's Children in conjunction with 13 other partners.
The week focuses on highlighting the importance of early education in the state of Georgia and that focus seems to be paying off.
State statistics show children who've participated in the Pre-K program have routinely scored higher on 3rd grade readiness compared to their peers who did not participate.
Georgia's Pre-K program is lottery funded and open to any child who is 4-years-old by September 1 of the year.
Across the state, about 84,000 4-year-old's enrolled this school year and last year about 66 percent of all 4-year-old's in Georgia were enrolled, according to the state.
And for Pre-K week, students have a lot to look forward to. Many programs are getting visited and read to by state leaders, including Gov. Deal.
Some classes will give tours to 3-year-old students who may be enrolling next year and there are countless activities and games set up, such as relay races, picnics and educational exercises.
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