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ACPS Celebrates Opening Of Early Childhood Center - Source Alexandria news

Posted on Dec 05,2018
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Opening of ACPS Early Childhood Center (courtesy photo)

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ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. was joined by Mayor Allison Silberberg and ACPS’ Early Care and Education Workgroup partners to formally open the new Early Childhood Center on Friday, Nov. 30.

The group, accompanied by twelve preschool students, cut a ribbon at the newest ACPS school before taking a tour to see teachers and students at work in classrooms. Dr. Hutchings went on to join a lunch with Virginia’s First Lady, Pamela Northam, and many of the ACPS Early Care and Education Workgroup partners to discuss further opportunities for pre-K across the City.

The ECC, co-located at John Adams Elementary School, is the second school that ACPS has opened this fall, following Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School that also opened in September. The ECC operates as a collaboration between ACPS and The Campagna Center, under the leadership of Principal Heidi Haggerty.

The ECC aims to increase equitable access to pre-K in Alexandria in line with the ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan’s goals and mission to see every student succeed. The majority of the students enrolled in the ECC are English Learners whose families come from many different countries.

“Right from the start there are imbalances that impact a child’s chance of a successful outcome – a good career, a college degree. The Early Childhood Center is an example of true collaboration to address some of these inequities and imbalances. It has taken many years of hard work and a deep commitment to the future of the children in our City,” Dr. Hutchings said.

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