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Bright Beginnings Pre-K Program

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The Butler County Board of Education supports Pre-K as a strategy in closing the achievement gap. Bright Beginnings serves 90 children at the W.O. Parmer Elementary site in Greenville, 18 children at Georgiana School, and 36 children at McKenzie School. Children who participate in high-quality Pre-K:

  • Demonstrate higher academic achievement 
  • Are less likely to repeat a grade
  • Less likely to require special education classes
  • More likely to graduate from high school
  • More likely to enroll in college
  • Less likely to participate in criminal activity during their juvenile or adult years
  • Less likely to be victims of child maltreatment or neglect
  • As adults, are less likely to be unemployed
  • More likely to have higher earnings than similar students who do not participate in Pre-K
  • Less likely to depend on public assistance, become teenage parents, or endanger their health by smoking

Bright Beginnings is a First Class Pre-K program of Alabama's office of School Readiness which has for the 6th year in a row tied for #1 in meeting national quality standards for preschool programs (The State of Preschool, National Institute for early Education Research, 2006-2011.) Also, Butler County's Bright Beginnings Pre-K was named "Banner School" by the Council for Leaders of Alabama Schools.