Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, Ward 1 Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian and Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky kicked off renovations to the building that will house the city of Las Vegas’ new Strong Start Academy for early childhood learning on Monday.
Strong Start Las Vegas is the city’s early childhood education program focusing on kindergarten readiness for children ages 3 and 4.
The goal of the program is to put these children on track to attain reading proficiency by the third grade.
The renovations will update the building to make it ready to accept students, and work is scheduled to be completed in April of 2017.
The city is a partner in the Nevada Pre-K expansion grant administered by the United Way of Southern Nevada, and this work is in alignment with the Governor's statewide education platform.
Other partners in Strong Start Las Vegas include the Children's Advocacy Alliance, the UNLV Department of Education and additional early childhood education providers.