President Obama Talks Early Education, Infrastructure and Strong Communities in Baltimore

President Barack Obama participates in a literacy lesson with children while visiting a pre-kindergarten classroom

President Barack Obama participates in a literacy lesson with children while visiting a pre-kindergarten classroom at Moravia Elementary School in Baltimore, Md., May 17, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Today, President Obama is headed to Baltimore, Maryland to talk early childhood education, infrastructure and ensuring that hard work leads to a decent living.

The President’s first stop today was at Moravia Park Elementary School, where he took part in a literacy lesson with pre-k students. The students are part of the school’s Judy Center, which provides comprehensive early childhood services including Head Start, child care, intervention services and family engagement. (Learn more about President Obama’s plan to expand access to high-quality preschool to every child in America)

President Barack Obama tours Ellicott Dredges

President Barack Obama tours Ellicott Dredges in Baltimore, Md., May 17, 2013. CEO Peter Bowe and COO Martin Barnes accompany the President on the tour. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The next item on the itinerary was a visit to Ellicott Dredges, which manufactures innovative dredges and dredge equipment being sold for infrastructure projects across the country and around the world. The President toured the facilities, and delivered remarks about creating jobs by rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure. (Read more about what he’s doing on the infrastructure front)

President Barack Obama participates in a roundtable at the Center for Urban Families

President Barack Obama participates in a roundtable at the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore, Md ., May 17, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama ended the trip with a visit to the Center for Urban Families, a non-profit that works to strengthen urban communities by helping fathers and families achieve stability and economic success.  

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