October 26. Cornelius Early Scholars, a non-profit preschool, will launch next year to give children in need a chance to get a head start in their early childhood education.
The preschool will meet in a donated space in the First Baptist Church Education Building on Catawba Avenue.
“With one in four children unprepared to enter kindergarten and private preschool tuition of $400 a month, we knew something had to be done for these children,” explained Reverend David Judge, pastor of First Baptist.
There is already a website: www.corneliusearlyscholars.org
As president of Cornelius Early Scholars, Judge said denominational preschool plans are also meant to educate parents.
“Children need their parents or guardians to be involved in their education if they are to succeed. Unfortunately, many parents simply don’t have the skills or training to help their children at home,” he said.
Cornelius Early Scholars will raise funds through private donations, grants, and other sources.
Members of the CES Board of Directors include Dr. Mike Miltich and Tricia Sisson, both former Cornelius Town Commissioners; Jessica Holbrook, Principal of Cornelius Elementary School; Cornelius resident Bonnie Little; and Manuel Rosado, director of the Neighborhood CARE Center.
More information: Rev. David Judge at 704-491-2731 or [email protected]