Early Learning: A Smart Investment

ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News anchors Justin Farmer and Jovita Moore take an in-depth look at the benefits and challenges of quality early education in Georgia, Sunday at 8 pm.

Researchers say 400,000 Georgia children under six years old are in the care of someone other than their parents for up to 10 hours a day. The state agency which oversees childcare and preschool programs is working with private and non-profit partners to improve the quality of early care and learning.

Channel 2 will examine the new rating system designed to help parents find quality early education in their neighborhoods.  This prime time special will also explore how private dollars may be critical to ensuring access for all Georgia children and give parents ideas on ways to stimulate vocabulary and learning at home.

“Channel 2 and our parent company, Cox Enterprises, are proud to support such an important initiative,” said Tim McVay, vice president and general manager of WSB-TV.  “This issue affects every Georgian and shows early learning proves to be a smart investment even if you don’t have children.”

The WSB-TV Family 2 Family Project underscores Channel 2’s commitment to comprehensive coverage of public service efforts in the community. As part of this long-running, station-wide effort, the station produces primetime programming that supports the four pillars of health, education, safety, and quality of life in Georgia. The Family 2 Family Underwriters are Southwest Airlines, American Signature Furniture, Kroger, Northside Hospital and Scana Energy.

ABC's repeat of Once Upon A Time, will air at 12 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2013.

Links & Resources

WHAT:  Early Learning: A Smart Investment

WHEN:  March 31st, 2013 at 8 p.m.

WHERE:  Channel 2 WSB-TV

WHO: Channel 2 Action News Anchors Justin Farmer and Jovita Moore

About Channel 2 WSB-TV The ABC Affiliate is part of Cox Media Group and ranks as Atlanta's number one local television station. The station also operates its website, wsbtv.com, its mobile site, wap.wsbtv.com, and airs MeTV on its digital channel 2.2.

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps.  Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America's leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings.  The company's operations currently include 19 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 88 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.  CMG currently operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 32 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 18 million radio listeners.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.