Marshall Tuck, a candidate for state superintendent of schools, spent a recent morning touring our preschool campus to learn how we’re giving 4-year-olds a strong foundation to start kindergarten. During the tour, our students lit up with excitement when Tuck paused to read them one of their favorite stories. The tour was led by Alicia Garcia, the center’s associate director, who explained how the school’s bilingual, play-based approach helps students develop social-emotional skills. Tuck listened intently as a mother described her son's challenges and the relief she felt after finding the preschool, which offers a parent support group and mental health services. Thank you to our partners at Child360 for organizing the tour and to Tuck for recognizing the importance of early learning and taking seriously the challenge of our preschool funding gap.