TO THE OBSERVER
On Friday April 22, the third classroom at the Opelika First Class Pre-K Academy located on S. Railroad Avenue in downtown Opelika was officially named for Katie Kingston.
Mayor Gary Fuller praised Kingston for all of her hard work in getting the classroom to come to fruition. Kingston worked hand in hand with the school, the city of Opelika and the Alabama Department of Education to get the classroom approved and ready for the 2021-2022 school year. This classroom allows for 18 more pre-K children to attend this wonderful school.
Per Kingston, Pre-K is instrumental in setting a strong education foundation. She has first-hand experience with the amazing success of this program with her son Henry who graduated from the program last year and is now excelling in Kindergarten.
She is looking into more opportunities to expand the school, hoping to add two more classrooms as well as getting a small bus that can assist with transportation for underprivileged children to allow them the chance to attend the program.
Opelika First Class Pre-K Academy is a licensed preschool center offering educational experiences and kindergarten readiness programs located at 1032 S Railroad Ave in Opelika. The First Class Pre-K program is a non-profit school under the Envision Opelika umbrella and is directed by Cindy Conway. The school is open to all children in Lee County and the fee is on a sliding scale that is income-based.