Synovus Bank Joins Statewide Celebration of Early Learning During Georgia 2015 Pre-K Week

Staff Report From Columbus CEO

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Synovus Bank will join leaders from around the state to show its support for early childhood education by visiting early learning classrooms as part of this year’s Georgia Pre-K Week, October 5-9, 2015.
Launched five years ago, Pre-K Week’s support from government, business, and community leaders grows every year. This is the second year Synovus Bank has sponsored Pre-K Week, joining Georgia Power, Scholastic, and the Georgia School Boards Association as lead supporters. The week-long focus on early learning also counts among its key supporters Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal.
“We are proud to support Georgia’s investment in early childhood education by taking part in Pre-K Week again this year,” says Becky Rumer, Synovus chief administrative officer. “Supporting children’s education in the early years builds the foundation for a successful future for all of us in the community.”
“The support of such influential public and private organizations is a powerful statement about the value of children’s education and learning in the early years,” said Emily Pelton, Executive Director of Voices for Georgia’s Children, the child advocacy organization that organizes Pre-K Week each year, along with its partners. “Investment in early childhood education creates the foundation necessary for a child to succeed in nearly every phase of life, from learning to read successfully by third grade to graduating high school and entering the workforce.”
During the state’s official Pre-K Week, hundreds of state, business, and community leaders will visit Pre-K centers across the state to witness early learning in action and engage children and educators. Many will read a favorite children’s book to young learners. The statewide celebration, which includes all 159 counties, draws attention to early learning, including Pre-K, a hallmark program that was pioneered in Georgia 22 years ago.