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February 15, 3:46 PM click here to comment > 0

The Reader – Early Education

From the Office of Mayor Mike McGinn
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011

Early learning prepares children for success in school
At the core of the proposed Families and Education Levy renewal is our goal that all students in Seattle will graduate from high school ready for college or a career. Our children deserve nothing less. If we are going to meet that challenge, we need to start at the beginning of a child’s life and provide them with comprehensive early learning programs. That’s why we are including in the new Levy an expansion of the programs and services that have been proven to help Seattle families prepare their children for success. We want to ensure that all children enter school with the social, emotional and academic skills they need to be successful. Read more about our Families and Education Levy investments in early learning programs here.


Beacon Hill Town Hall Tonight:
Please join Mayor McGinn and representatives from City departments for the second town hall of the year tonight, February 15, at the Jefferson Community Center, located at 3081 Beacon Avenue South. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., City departments and local volunteer organizations will have information tables and volunteer opportunities. A quick performance by local Lion Dancers will kick things off at 6:30 p.m. Then, an open discussion with the mayor will start and go until 8 p.m.


Upcoming Events (for more see http://seattle.gov/Engage/access.htm):

TONIGHT: February 15:
Beacon Hill Town Hall with Mayor McGinn, 5:30pm, Jefferson Community Center (3801 Beacon Ave S)

February 17:
Special Committee on Educational Achievement for Seattle School Children, 5:30pm, Seattle City Council Chambers (600 4th Ave)
What Makes a Great Waterfront? design presentation, 6:30pm at Seattle Aquarium (1483 Alaskan Way)


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Posted by: Nathaniel Merrill