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Craig Rice to Host Community Discussion on Universal Pre-K in Montgomery County

On Wednesday, August 23 Councilmember Craig Rice, who serves as chair of the Council’s Education Committee, will host a community meeting with Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith to discuss universal pre-kindergarten programs. The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria at Richard Montgomery High School, which is located at 250 Richard Montgomery Drive in Rockville. Plenty of parking is available. Interpretation services will be provided for residents who speak Spanish.

The purpose of this community meeting is to seek input from the community about what they are looking for in terms of early childhood education both in current programming and possible implementation of universal pre-kindergarten programs.

“For all children to achieve their true potential, it is necessary to set the foundation for learning and education in their early years,” said Councilmember Rice. High-quality pre-k programs yield many important benefits including instilling positive behavior,