After 50 years in early childhood development, it has become painfully evident that students are entering school less prepared than a decade ago, or even a year ago. Data shows that students who start school behind, stay behind...catching up is virtually impossible.
And each year, 4 out of 10 kids are already behind on the first day of Kindergarten.
A "learning gap" has developed between children whose parents are actively involved in their children's early development and those whose parents are less informed as to how to prepare their children.
The "gap" has widened each year; and many parents are in need of resources and direction. Some don't know what to do or where to start to facilitate their child's development.
So, let's to invest at the base---in parents as a child's first and most influential teacher by providing resources.
KinderPlace is developing a program designed for working with parents and their children to get them Ready and Set to Go for that first day of formal school.
The program and resources are free of charge to parents, teachers, volunteers, civic groups, churches, schools...anyone who has a calling to close the gap.
It's a big project and we need your financial support.
KinderPlace is a non-profit organization; your donations are tax deductible.
It's a tough job worth doing; let's get'em Ready!