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Gracias San Antonio: Children Are Citizens Project

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April 2018
08:30 AM CDT
April 2018
10:06 PM CDT

Gracias San Antonio: Children Are Citizens Project

Gracias San Antonio: Children Are Citizens Project is grounded in the belief that children are not just future citizens, but are also citizens of the city in the here and now, with the right to express their opinions and participate in the civic and cultural life of San Antonio. As citizens of the community children also learn to become active contributors to making their city a better place to work, play, and live. Throughout the year, teachers invite children and families to engage in City Explorations around San Antonio to help children learn about their city. San Antonio becomes the classroom and the children the explorers, as they visit local parks, historic city sites, art exhibits, monuments, and local establishments. Local artists join children in the classroom to create authentic art pieces using a variety of artistic mediums to express the children’s perspective of their city and the places they visit. The art pieces will be displayed in a public gallery exhibit at the Mercury Project from April 12th - 14th. All art pieces will be auctioned to raise money for a local non-profit organization. This year, all proceeds will be donated to the San Antonio Children’s Shelter. This non-profit organization was voted on by the children in a program-wide election that was held in November. We invite you and thank you for supporting Pre-K 4 SA’s children on their civic mission to give back to their community!

About Pre-K 4 SA

Pre-K 4 SA is a comprehensive early childhood initiative aimed at changing the education and workforce trajectory of San Antonio in one generation. Pre-K 4 SA offers full-day pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds living in the City of San Antonio. Pre-K 4 SA is free for qualifying students and also accepts tuition-paying students. The school day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Extended hours are available at no additional charge from 7:15 to 8 a.m., and from 3 to 6 p.m. for working families. Breakfast, lunch and two snacks are included and free transportation is available to all students. Pre-K 4 SA has four Education Centers located throughout the city: North Education Center, 3635 Medical Dr.; South Education Center, 7031 S. New Braunfels Ave.; East Education Center, 5230 Eisenhauer Rd.; and West Education Center, 1235 Enrique M. Barrera Memorial Parkway. The Pre-K 4 SA Professional Learning program provides pre-kindergarten through third grade educators in San Antonio with complementary continuing education to support best practice instruction to help every child in San Antonio excel. The Pre-K 4 SA Competitive Grants program provides $4.2 million in funding annually to increase quality and access in early childhood programs throughout San Antonio. Visit for more information.

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