The Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Federal Way Public Schools Uptown Square Early Learning Center on Jan. 24.
The learning center opened in October 2017 to provide Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program preschool education and support. It offers part- and full-day preschool to 100 students.
More than 40 community members attended the ribbon cutting, including city of Federal Way officials, FWPS board members, Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce ambassadors, local business owners and learning center families.
FWPS serves 815 preschoolers through ECEAP/Head Start and developmental pre-kindergarten.
“Early learning partnerships are essential, so we can close the achievement gap for our scholars,” FWPS Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell said in a media release. “Early learning changes outcomes, and helps support every child arriving ready to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.”
Every year, over 1,700 students start kindergarten in FWPS, and early learning programs help them arrive ready to succeed when they enter kindergarten.
Learn more about early learning opportunities in FWPS at fwps.org/Page/335.