CET Production, The Power of Preschool: Cincinnati, Discusses the Importance of Early Education

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CET Production, The Power of Preschool: Cincinnati, Discusses the Importance of Early Education

Cincinnati, OH – Can access to quality preschool make a difference in the life of a child or the future of a community?

Clyde Gray hosts The Power of Preschool: Cincinnati, a look at the concept of universal preschool, how other cities have successfully mounted initiatives, and what a Preschool Promise program could look like in Cincinnati. The Power of Preschool: Cincinnati will air at 9pm Thursday, March 3, and at 3pm Sunday, March 27, on CET.

During the program, community leaders and local experts in the field of early education discuss the importance of quality preschool. Guests include Dr. O’dell Owens, Medical Director at the Cincinnati Health Department; John Pepper, former CEO of P&G; David Mann, Cincinnati Council Member and Vice Mayor; and Stephanie Byrd, Executive Director of United Way’s Success by 6 and Executive Director of The Preschool Promise.

The Power of Preschool: Cincinnati will also include Dr. Lynn Karoly, a senior economist with the RAND Corporation and expert in early childhood policy who is currently engaged in a study of the Cincinnati community.

“We’re pleased to bring part of this exciting conversation to our community, as our local leaders are increasingly seeing the connection between Kindergarten readiness and the economic future of our region,” said Gloria Skurski, CET Chief Content Officer and Director of Education.

The Power of Preschool: Cincinnati is being produced as part of CET’s American Graduate program – a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting designed to help more kids stay on the path to graduation, college and career.

Learn more about The Power of Preschool: Cincinnati and American Graduate on our website at http://www.cetconnect.org/education/power-preschool-cincinnati/.




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