• Petitioned Charles R. Nagle

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Columbia County Superintendent
Charles R. Nagle

Keep Camelot Kids Early Childhood Program Open

    1. Petition by

      Kristin Dotson

      Evans, GA

The Board of Education recently decided to stop funding the Camelot Kids Early Preschool Program at Evans High School. This program not only has enriched the lives of hundreds of young children, but it has also helped hundreds of high school students, who work in the classroom alongside the instructor, to prepare themselves for work and study in their future careers in early childhood education.

For over 35 years, this program has been helping children develop a love for learning and creativity while still maintaining a reasonable cost of $60 a month. The children are also provided daily with materials for crafts and a healthy snack. They also have several field trips throughout the school year. To find something comparable, you will have to pay at least twice the cost anywhere else in Columbia County. Highschool students for years to come will no longer be able benefit from the hands on experience they were once able to receive as part of their regular curriculum. 

Ending this program will hurt low income families, preschool aged children, and students interested in furthering their careers in early chilhood education. Please help us show how much you value early childhood education by not letting this program go! Thank you so much.

 

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    • Ethan Brown MARTINEZ, GA
      • over 3 years ago

      I joined this program as a freshman in high school. By participating in it and FCCLA I have turned my life around and discovered what I want to do with my life. That opportunity shouldn't be taken from other high schoolers.

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    • April Morris GROVETOWN, GA
      • over 3 years ago

      I was in this program all throughout high school and it helped me decide if teaching was what I really wanted to do and it gave me wonderful ideas on the kind of teacher I wanted to be, not only by working in the high school but also by being able to go into the schools and work with teachers.

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    • Kaci Agee NEWPORT NEWS, VA
      • over 3 years ago

      This is really inspirational!

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    • MOHAMED ABO-ELHAMD MARTINEZ, GA
      • over 3 years ago

      two of my kids attended this program it made a big change in their academic achievement, it assisted them to be ahead of their peers, it is amazing that always when the state tries to save money, they get rid of the good programs.

      Please allow this program to stay for the sake of our children

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    • Emily Ivey EVANS, GA
      • over 3 years ago

      this class is the best it really teaches children things that are good for them to learn.

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