James Stephens Pre-K Center Set To Open In January

James Stephens Pre-K Center

The School District of Lee County is ready to open its first expanded Pre-K Center in January and applications are currently being accepted for students who wish to attend. More than 200 four-year old’s will be able to prepare for their K-12 education when the James Stephens Pre-K Center is fully operational.

Two buildings on the campus of James Stephens International Academy were renovated for the Pre-K Center.  In the process, 12 new classrooms and administrative offices have been created, while restrooms, a playground, tricycle track and canopy were added.  The parent pick-up and drop-off area is also brand new, and creates a single point of entry to match the same security feature at all other District schools.  Total project cost was $1.8 million.

Expanding Pre-K opportunities is a personal goal of Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins. Lee County ranks 60th in the state when it comes to kindergarten readiness.  At the start of the last school year, only 40% of five-year olds were prepared for school.  Dr. Adkins envisions opening a new Pre-K center every year so ten years from now two two-thirds of incoming kindergarten students will have participated in a District affiliated Pre-K.

About East Lee News

Dive into our latest issue for a vibrant snapshot of Southwest Florida’s pulse. With diverse topics and engaging articles, we ensure you’re always in tune with the latest news and stories that matter most in your area. Connect with the heart of East Lee County News with The Roar.

Recent Posts

Request Banner Ad Placement

Sales / Media Inquiries

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors