Dayton Prekindergarten System Presentation

 

Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz and Toledo Public Schools Superintendent Romules Durant will host Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Dayton-Montgomery County Preschool Promise Executive Director Robyn Lightcap, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, for a presentation to community leaders on how Dayton was able to implement a prekindergarten system in a relatively short amount of time. The meeting will be at the United Way of Greater Toledo, 424 Jackson St.

“Dayton went from having no pre-K to having a pre-K system for all four-year-old children within three years,” Mayor Kapszukiewicz said. “Dayton took bold, proactive steps rather than admiring and studying the problem for years. Toledo needs a multifaceted approach to creating a more educated, more hopeful, more impact-oriented community with a plan that caters to our future.”

“Students who attend either our Head Start or preschool program are showing progress both academically and socially,” Dr. Durant said. “The idea of introducing a community-wide pre-K program is exciting and shows that Toledo leaders are working collaboratively to ensure the future of its youngest residents.”

Credentialed media members are invited to conduct interviews with Mayor Whaley, Mayor Kapszukiewicz, Ms. Lightcap, and Dr. Durant, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

WHO: Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, TPS Superintendent Romules Durant, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, and Dayton-Montgomery County Preschool Promise Executive Director Robyn Lightcap
WHAT: Dayton Prekindergarten System Presentation
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15
WHERE: United Way of Greater Toledo, 424 Jackson St.