President Obama Will Visit Pre-K School, Decatur Rec Center During Atlanta Visit

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    After highlighting the successes of pre-kindergarten and early education programs in Georgia during his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama will visit College Heights Early Learning Center in DeKalb County Thursday.

    The president is expected to arrive at Dobbins Air Force Base at 11:15 a.m. and will go from there to visit the early education school in Decatur.

    College Heights offers early learning programs for infant, toddler, preschool and pre-kindergarten students through a partnership with City Schools of Decatur and Partners for Community Action, Inc., which is affiliated with the Head Start Program. There are currently 326 students who attend the school, according to the College Heights Early Learning Center’s website.

    College Heights Early Learning is located at 917 S. McDonough Street Decatur, Ga., 30030.

    PublicSchoolReview.com reports that the school has a student-to-teacher ratio of 17-to-1 and that 34 percent of the students are minorities.

    Obama is expected to make his case for universal pre-K education by highlighting Georgia’s early childhood education program.

    “We know this works, so let’s do what works and make sure none of our children start the race of life already behind.” Obama said Tuesday night.

    After his appearance at College Heights the president is slated to speak at the Decatur Recreation Center.

    He is set to leave at 3:30 p.m. and will make an appearance in Chicago on Friday.

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