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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

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Event Date 1: June 04, 2013 04:10 pm - June 04, 2013 06:10 pm

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.

Event 1
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


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