Children that are at or below the poverty level may hear 30 million fewer words by the time they are 3 years old.
Basic knowledge of language and numbers are important for entry into kindergarten.
Kindergartners who suffer chronic absence show lower levels of achievement in math, reading and general knowledge during 1st grade.
Reading helps children to communicate, master language skills and apply logic.
Students who have low reading levels at a young age tend to have more behavioral and social problems as they continue in school.
What We Do:
Support for early intervention to address learning issues before they become problems.
Engage parents in education.
Support at-home libraries.