Charlottesville, VA – IMPACT made steady progress on education issues at their March 2010 Nehemiah Action. The Charlottesville City School Board and Albemarle County Bright Stars officials agreed to increase access to public Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) education for local low-income three- and four-year-olds by ensuring that 85-95% of children enrolled in public Pre-K are low-income. Pre-K refers to formal educational programming that has proven to prepare children to better succeed in kindergarten when properly implemented. In addition, the City of Charlottesville raised the total number of three-year-old classes from three to five, beginning in the 2010-2011 school year. Albemarle County maintained funding for all existing Pre-K programs and added one four-year-old classroom in spite of potential budget cuts.