Provided by Prince William County Schools
Nearly 1.2 million Virginia students are returning to school to begin a new academic year. Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam will visit early childhood education programs and elementary schools throughout the state, highlighting the importance of school readiness.
On Wednesday, Sept. 4, Mrs. Northam will visit Fitzgerald Elementary School in Woodbridge at 8:45 a.m. She will also visit Washington-Reid Elementary School in Dumfries at 10:00 a.m.
“This is an exciting time of year for parents, teachers, and students, but school readiness actually starts in those critical five years before kindergarten, when about 90 percent of a child’s brain development occurs,” said First Lady Northam. “All Virginia children are capable of, and deserve to be, entering kindergarten with the tools they need to succeed. We are dedicated to increasing access to quality care and education for children and families, no matter who they are or where they live.”