SEN. GEORGE HOOKS ENJOYS SUMTER COUNTY PRIMARY DURING GEORGIA PRE-K WEEK
SEN. GEORGE HOOKS READS AT SUMTER COUNTY PRIMARY
SEN. GEORGE HOOKS ENJOYS SUMTER COUNTY PRIMARY DURING GEORGIA PRE-K WEEK As part of the Bright from the Start program of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, Georgia Legislators visited Pre-k classrooms in their congressional district.
Sen. George Hooks scheduled a meeting at Sumter County Primary school to see on-site progress in the Georgia Pre-K program. While visiting the eight Pre-K classrooms of Sumter Primary School, Sen. Hooks paused with Principal Cindy Hughes and Adrienne Hamlin, our Pre-K consultant to share information about early education in Sumter County. “We have several buildings in Americus and Sumter County that offer great memories for me. I recall the many classrooms, the heating during winter and the open windows during summer. I remember my best teachers and some who were not so good. Education in Sumter County has really changed and I am proud of our progress. Here in Sumter Primary, learning is going on. The classrooms are bright and filled with young students who are enjoying technological advances that were not even a thought when I was in school,” smiled Sen. Hooks.
He revealed the current statistics of service by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. “In Georgia, there are 11,750 4-year olds who are actually involved in the program There are 26 Head Start Programs receiving Pre-K funding with 4,880 children in Head Start facilities but funded through the Georgia Pre-K program. Almost 76% of teachers are certified in the program. I am proud of our efforts for early education in Georgia,” continued Hooks.
George Hooks has been in Georgia legislative leadership for 31 years. He has been a senator for 21 years and serves as a committee member of the Senate Appropriations, Economic Development, Natural Resources and the Environment, and the rules committee. “It was great to meet Sen. Hooks. His vast knowledge of education in Georgia and Sumter County assures me that his leadership for student education is constant,” said Principal Cindy Hughes.
Here, Sen. Hooks reads "Pete The Cat...I Love My White Shoes" to students in Mrs. Tara Rix's Pre-K class. After his reading, class members sang a song by the same name for Sen. Hooks.