Governor J.B. Pritzker & Lt. Juliana Stratton Visit Early Learning Center

We hosted several special guests at the Early Learning Center this morning!

Governor JB Pritzker, Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, Senator Doris Turner, State Rep Sue Scherer, State Senator Cristina H Pacione-Zayas, State Representative Joyce Mason and Jim Langfelder, Mayor met at the Early Learning Center to speak more about the Governor's plan for pre-k education called Smart Start Illinois.

Smart Start Illinois is a four-year plan that will allow access to pre-school for every three and four year old in Illinois. It will increase funding for the Early Childhood Block Grant program this year by $75 million!

Superintendent Jennifer Gill and Pre-K Coordinator Kevi Jackson both emphasized how this money could really boost early childhood education in Springfield District 186 and provide more opportunities for our children.