Members of Curriculum, Instruction and Support and Howard Kennedy's Principal shared information with the Board regarding the Early Learning Center at Kennedy Elementary. This is a partnership between OPS, Buffett Early Childhood Fund, Omaha Early Learning Centers Inc.and Seventy-Five North Revitalization Corporation.
Research shows that students who receive quality early childhood resources are more likely to do better in school. Currently OPS has capacity to provide services for 25 percent of the 3 and 4 year-olds living in the district. This project helps expand those opportunities. This project will provide early education opportunities for approximately 164 students from birth to 5 at Kennedy Elementary.
The Board approved moving forward with this project.