September 9, 2005
Virginia Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine paid a visit to Charlottesville on Friday in his bid for governor, and he wasn't alone.
Kaine brought along North Carolina Senator John Edwards. The two toured the Barrett Early Learning Center along Ridge Street, the oldest pre-school in the city.
One of Kaine's issues focuses on early childhood education. As governor, Kaine wants to expand existing programs in Virginia so every four-year-old will have the option of one year of pre-K.
"I'm going around the state and looking at some of the programs that are working. Barrett is one of the oldest we can find. It's been in existence since the 1930s, and I think we've got a lot to learn from those that are successful," said Kaine.
"The ideas that are being used not only in this campaign but here in this facility are an example. So, I'm glad to be here and very proud to be supporting this good man to be the next governor of Virginia," said Edwards.
Edwards is also expected to attend a fundraiser for Kaine in Charlottesville Friday.