Richmond Hill Montessori is pleased to be involved in Georgia Pre-K Week, Oct. 3-7, the first-ever event of its kind hosted by Voices for Georgia’s Children and its partners. In honor of the week, state Rep. Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, will visit the school at 10 a.m. Tuesday to spend the morning at the center and learn first-hand what happens in an early learning classroom.
“We are so honored that Rep. Ron Stephens is taking time away from his demanding schedule to spend some time with us,” said Audrey Singleton, owner and project director of the nationally accredited Montessori school. “We can’t wait to show him how revenue from the state’s lottery is being put to such important use in helping 4-year-olds from Richmond Hill get the skills they need in language, literacy and so many other areas that are critical to helping them succeed in school.”
Stephens will spend about an hour at the school at 10200 Ford Avenue Suite 107 to participate in a reading activity with the children, take a tour of the facility, talk with the staff and get an up-close look at the many ways that the center is supporting early learning.
RH Montessori is locally owned and operated by Audrey Singleton and director Marcy Young since 1994 and has been a Georgia Lottery Program participant since 1996. Montessori has 66 lottery-funded children and more than 150 children from infant to fifth-grade under director Young. Montessori has children enrolled from Effingham and Guyton to Wilmington Island, and all the way from Jesup.
“Pre-K is about learning and getting children on a path to reading proficiency so that when they reach third grade they can make the important educational leap from learning to read to reading to learn,” said Pat Willis, executive director of Voices for Georgia’s Children. “Pre-K week is an exciting opportunity to showcase the newly nationally accreditated Montessori Preschool and the many other quality Pre-K centers we have in Georgia.”
Established in 2003, Voices for Georgia’s Children is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the well-being of children and youth across the state and inspires Georgians – both legislators and everyday citizens – to act on their behalf. For more information, visit www.georgiavoices.org.