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Mayor Muriel Bowser 

Mayor Bowser to Break Ground on a Combined Facility for the Early Childhood Academy Public Charter School, Fostering a More Conducive Learn/Play Space for Students in Ward 8

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Early Childhood Academy PCS has Inefficiently Operated as One School in Two Separate Community Centers, Redesign will Bring Much-Needed Modernization to the Educational Campus

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Wednesday, October 3, at 2:00 p.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will break ground on a 38,000 square foot facility designed to bring the Early Childhood Academy PCS under one roof through the combined rehabilitation of an abandoned church and the construction of a new 30,000 square foot modern addition. Currently, the small classrooms are divided between two buildings, making it challenging to implement a robust educational program with ample recreational options.

Mayor Bowser has made historic investments in education during her time in office and her Fiscal Year 2019 “Fair Shot” Budget is the largest investment ever in public education in the District, which invests $1.3 billion to continue modernizing District schools. These investments ensure District students have access to safe, welcoming learning environments by providing a 2.2% increase in the per pupil facilities allotment. In 2019 alone, Mayor Bowser has dedicated $4.7 million to Early Child Academy PCS as part of their annual facility allotment.

Delivery on the completed Early Childhood Academy Public Charter School is expected for the summer of 2019.


Wednesday, October 3, at 2 pm


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Trayon White, Ward 8
Paul Khin, Acting Deputy Mayor for Education
Dennis Sawyers, ECA Board President
Wendy Edwards, ECA Executive Director
Bo Mekiti, CEO, The Mekiti Group


Early Childhood Academy – Multipurpose Room
885 Barnaby Road, SE
*Closest Metro: Southern Avenue Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).