CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Virginia First Lady Pam Northam was in central Virginia on Tuesday to discuss initiatives that help send low-income children to preschool.

Northam spent the morning at Agnor-Hurt Elementary School in Albemarle County and then traveled to Greenbrier Elementary in Charlottesville. She read to the preschool students and visited with first graders, talking about the importance of literacy in classrooms.

Northam is partnering with United Way, who arranged the meet and greet. Together, they are working to raise money to send low-income students to preschool.

“We love stuff that’s already happening here in Charlottesville, we just want to grow that and provide even more slots for our children because as we know, no matter who they are or where they live in the commonwealth, we want them to have all the tools they need to succeed,” Northam said.

Northam is working on three initiatives that work to provide high quality education, funding, and teacher training for the commonwealth.