U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Visit Henrico, VA.

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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Visit Henrico, VA.

Secretary to Highlight President's Proposal to Expand Early Learning Opportunities to All Children

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit the New Bridge Learning Center tomorrow in Henrico, Va., to spotlight a quality preschool program and highlight President Obama's proposal to expand early learning opportunities to all children.

The President, in an effort to help all children begin school on a level playing field, put forward in his 2014 budget request an historic new investment in early learning that would make preschool available to all 4-year olds from low-income families; expand evidence-based home-visiting services for vulnerable families and children; and support quality improvements through a new Early Head Start-Child Care partnership.

Duncan will showcase the New Bridge Learning Center where comprehensive services are provided to 110 at-risk preschool children and their families from Henrico County. More than 80 percent of the students qualify for free and reduced lunches. Each classroom is comprised of 18 students, a teacher trained in early childhood education and an instructional assistant. Students attend school five days a week, a little over 6 hours a day.

Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

What :

School visit to highlight the President's proposal to expand early learning opportunities to all children

When :

4:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Where :

New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Rd., Henrico, VA 23223