Changing the Landscape of Education in San Antonio
Securing our City’s Future
Pre-K 4 SA is supported by city leaders and a Board of Directors who have a passion for education and a belief that together we can make a positive change in one generation to:
- Improve a workforce to help secure out future economy, as well as opportunities of citizens,
- Decrease poverty, and
- Strengthen family and civic engagement
After the program’s first 8 years, research shows that the key to making positive changes in our city is in ensuring citywide access to high quality pre-kindergarten education.
Preschool Changes Futures
Economic studies show that investment in early childhood education shows high returns and directly influences economic, health and social outcomes later in life. There are proven direct links between high quality early education and academic achievement, improved social behavior, health, decision-making and career success.
It’s not simply prekindergarten that makes the difference. It must be a quality program that helps form a child’s critical thinking skills, decision making ability and ignites the joy of planning, doing and reviewing before age 5.
A San Antonio Program
The comprehensive Pre-K 4 SA program is wide reaching in order to obtain our goal of providing high-quality preschool to all young learners in San Antonio within one generation. While many people are familiar with our four education centers, there are four pillars to our program.
Will have served over 12,000 young learners in the education centers.
Provided professional learning to 21,000+ early learning teachers who work with 400,000+ young children by the end of 2021.
Over $4.2 million in grants awarded annually to local private, parochial and public schools throughout the city to increase access to high-quality early childhood learning.
10,000 family interactions per year 72,890 through end of first 8 years.
Partnerships pave the way!
Implementing the “Pre-K 4 SA” model citywide will allow maximum impact to more children, more teachers and more families. Partnerships with school districts in San Antonio, like Edgewood ISD and the new Gardendale Early Learning Program, will greatly increase the momentum in the high-quality early educational movement. This “Change in One Generation” is happening! When the first students that attended Pre-K 4 SA are ready to enter the workforce, we will see the results this early educational movement can have on a city. We will see a more productive workforce, healthier and more engaged families, less poverty and civic-minded young adults to take San Antonio into the future.
Change in One Generation
Pre-K 4 SA is a citywide movement to change the landscape of education ensure the future vitality of our city. When the students that were touched through the Pre-K 4 SA programs many pillars are ready to enter the workforce, we will truly see the results this early educational movement can have on a city. We will see a more productive workforce, healthier and more engaged families, less poverty and civic-minded young adults to take San Antonio into the future.
My son Jordan loves school and is excited about going to school everyday. We are usually the first ones in the door every morning!!