ST. PETERSBURG Ė The Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County and its partners opened the Lew Williams Center for Early Learning Aug. 18.
The center is a multi-agency partnership between JWB, RíClub, Pinellas County Schools, Early Learning Coalition and Lutheran Services Florida Early Head Start/Head Start.
The center will provide high quality early childhood education to 104 children, ages 1 to 4, who reside in south St. Petersburg. Named in honor of former Pinellas School Board member Lew Williams who was a staunch advocate for early childhood education, the center is located on the campus of pTEC South in St. Petersburg and features eight classrooms: two classrooms each for 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds (VPK). The center will open on Aug. 18 to serve children who have registered for the program.