Fowler, Bezos join forces for children

By Elizabeth Lenart

Juliette Fowler Communities (JFC), one of the oldest organizations in Dallas serving youth and elders, has partnered with Bezos Academy to open a tuition-free, Montessori-inspired year-round preschool on its campus.

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Bezos Academy Dallas – Lakewood will feature three classrooms, a dedicated workspace for educators and an outdoor play area. The program will have space for 60 children, ages 3–5.

“The mission of Bezos Academy aligns perfectly with Juliette Fowler Communities’ mission of building trusting relationships with community members and families,” said Nicole Gann, president and CEO, JFC. “Bringing a Bezos Academy preschool onto our campus alongside our intergenerational community is an ideal collaboration that will only strengthen our community through access, education and service.”

 Bezos Academy covers operating expenses for its preschools at no cost to eligible families, providing everything the children need during the day, including meals and educational materials. The preschools’ Montessori-inspired approach is designed to meet every child where they are, and to help them learn and grow at their own pace. The organization hires, trains, develops and pays talented educators, and it provides everything that the children need during their day, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. This marks the sixth Bezos Academy preschool announced in the Dallas area to date.

“Communities where seniors and preschoolers learn and live side by side offer natural opportunities for joy and laughter,” said Mike George, president of Bezos Academy. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Juliette Fowler Communities to bring a tuition-free, full-day preschool to their campus.”  

Bezos Academy Dallas – Lakewood will be located at 1234 Abrams Road in Dallas. Families earning up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level with children aged three or four are eligible to apply. Admissions preference is given to foster children and children experiencing homelessness. 

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