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Witness the transformation of a child

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Witness the transformation of a child

Explaining what the Voluntary Pre-K program in Kingsport City Schools means to my son Samuel and I is a "where do I begin" task. My son Samuel has many health issues that have the potential to interfere with his education. He requires extra attention to the health issues, yet needs to be encouraged to be more independent.

A single dad and his sons’ success

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A single dad and his sons’ success

Charles Lampkin, a father of five, suddenly found himself as the sole parent of his five sons, with four of the them under the age of five. "I moved to Memphis from New York for a job and I did not anticipate being a single father, but those things happen and wound up with a 3 year old, a 2 year old, a 1 year old and one infant," Lampkin recalls. "I was in trouble and looking for a daycare but a friend of mine suggested Porter-Leath instead because they are a school."

How Jessica’s Early Education Programs Led To a Career In XYZ

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How Jessica’s Early Education Programs Led To a Career In XYZ

Charles Lampkin, a father of five, suddenly found himself as the sole parent of his five sons, with four of the them under the age of five. “I moved to Memphis from New York for a job and I did not anticipate being a single father, but those things happen and wound up with a 3 year old, a 2 year old, a 1 year old and one infant,” Lampkin recalls. "I was in trouble and looking for a daycare but a friend of mine suggested Porter-Leath instead because they are a school."

Tennessee kids deserve quality in early education

Education

Tennessee kids deserve quality in early education

For the first time, the roughly $86 million available for pre-K was awarded to local districts based on a competitive grant process. LEA’s were guided by a clear definition of program quality provided by the Department of Education. Districts received technical assistance to understand the new process and had to assess their programs based on quality standards. Through these steps, we have greater assurance that taxpayers are purchasing quality.

Proven Results

You're Making a Difference

We’re proud to champion Tennessee’s Early Childhood Education needs and we’re making a difference! Take a moment to review the results form our recent poll. There’s always more to be done so we thank you in advance for joining us and helping strengthen further!

VIEW THE RESULTS OF OUR RECENT POLL

PreK Quality

Preserved PreK for xx,000 4-year olds while insisting on quality in EVERY classroom.

Parent Engagement

Launched new academic parent-teacher partnerships.

Accountability

Defended aligned assessments and kindergarten portfolio as critical tools for monitoring and improving student progress.

Great Teachers & Leaders

Initiated two vital and actionable studies with Vanderbilt University and Tennessee Department of Education to drive improvements in early grades instruction.

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