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Prepare under-served children, ages 3 to 5, and their families for kindergarten through the excitement of learning, in-home tutoring and support.
20% of the nation's children live in poverty. This effects their educational outcomes. 49% of them enter school unprepared. 50% will read at below grade level throughout their schooling. 30% will eventually drop out of high school. In our community the situation is even worse: 80% enter school unprepared and 73% are reading below grade level at 3rd grade. After 3rd grade, all learning is book based making it difficult to keep up if you can't read well.
Together can change these outcomes. You can help. Research shows that play is how children learn best. Child directed play paired with quality conversation, increase vocabulary and reading will allow them to enter school at parity.
Both the parent and volunteer attend the same training. You will learn about:
- our highly effective child direct play learning methodology
- the exciting developmental changes that the child will go through during ages 3 to 5
- how to deepen the play with vocabulary, conversation, academic concepts (letters, numbers, colors, and shapes)
Meet with child in their home for an hour each week. The child will choose from the items you bring from our lending library of learning activities. The children love their lessons. Be a part of changing a child's life. Volunteer with Learning Home Volunteers.