Another step forward for the Lew Williams center
After some construction delays, the Lew Williams Center for Early Learning is expected to open in January at PTEC in St. Petersburg. The Times wrote an update about the project in October.
The School Board will take another step Tuesday toward opening the center, the first of its kind for the Pinellas school system. Board members are expected to approve a job description for a program coordinator for the center. The program coordinator will report to the executive program manager and work as a second in command.
The job description calls for someone with a bachelor's degree or better in elementary or early childhood education with certification in early childhood education. The coordinator also must have experience with preschool or kindergarten curriculum.
The Lew Williams center was named in honor of former Board member Lew Williams, who died in Dec. 2011. The center is expected to offer full-time childcare for low-income families. It will open with eight classrooms and room for more than 100 children.
The center plans to serve children ages 1 to 4.