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Construction begins on new Strong Start Academy in Ward 3

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 16:04:34-05

Construction is under way on the city’s fourth Strong Start Academy location at 700 Wardelle St.

“This location is special because many in the surrounding neighborhoods do not have easy access to transportation, so having this learning opportunity within walking distance is a great amenity,” said Councilwoman Diaz. “This location also serves as a welcome addition to all of the community investments that have been made in this neighborhood, including the new townhomes directly behind this new facility and the new library across the street.”

The Strong Start Las Vegas campaign was launched by the city to advocate for, and bring awareness to, the importance of early-childhood education, which supports school readiness and grade-level reading at an affordable price in underserved communities.

The city has invested in pre-kindergarten infrastructure to increase access to high-quality, early-childhood education.

This new $9.8 million facility is scheduled to be completed by fall 2021 and will house the Strong Start Academy and a health center. The building is just under 20,000 square feet.

The Strong Start Academies are a partnership between the city of Las Vegas and Acelero Learning; those that meet income guidelines can qualify for free tuition.

For more information about Strong Start, and to register, visit their website.