Davida Price, Coordinator of Youth and Family Services (4K), has been awarded the Rhonda Corley Friend of Children award by the South Carolina Early Childhood Association (SCECA).

“To be recognized out of the many people that are so deserving of this award really means a lot to me,” Price said. “Especially, during the pandemic with all the changes and challenges, I’m just really appreciative.”

According to the SCECA’s website, the award is given annually to an outstanding South Carolinian who is a strong advocate for the needs of South Carolina’s children. Price was nominated by a peer and accepted the award in February via a virtual conference.

Chief Planning & Administration Officer Dr. Michael Harris was not surprised by the award recognition. “We are thrilled for Davida in receiving this honorary award for a second time. She is without a doubt an advocate for our young learners and so deserving for all she does not only for the students of School District Five, but for all children of South Carolina,” Harris said.

Price further advocated for the need for School District Five’s 4K programs and encouraged families to consider enrolling their young learners for next school year.

“I’ve heard a number of parents talk about the need for their kids to interact with other kids their age. We have made safety our number one priority as far as making sure the learning is still going on with the safe measures. I think parents will find that children are going to benefit from those social and emotional lessons,” Price said.

School District Five is currently accepting applications for all 4K programs. The applications can be found on the district’s website under the Youth and Family Services (4K) department tab. Parents will also need to provide a birth certificate for their child, as well as one proof of residence. They will then be assigned a screening appointment.

For more information on School District Five’s 4K programs, visit www.lexrich5.org/4K.

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