early childhood literacy
How do you get kids ready for kindergarten? Data tell us it's books.
Kids who are read to regularly are much more likely to enter kindergarten ready to learn. Kids who have age appropriate books in the house have better reading and writing skills. But nation wide, 61% of kids below the poverty line don't have age appropriate books.
We work with Best Beginnings to enroll kids in focused neighborhoods into Imagination Library, which gives a book a month to kids ages 0 - 5 at no cost to the parents.
So far this fiscal year, we have enrolled 141 kids, with a total of 8,500 kids in Anchorage receiving a book every month!