We are creating a future in which parents and caregivers have the opportunity to provide children with high quality early education, irrespective of their socio-economic status or geographical location.
We aim to:
-Create a better awareness of the importance of early childhood education;
-Foster early learning activities such as those relating to reading, math, music, creativity and physical development;
-Empower all parents and caregivers with the knowledge and tools needed to encourage early learning among young children.
Through the Little Learner Initiative, our foundation grants “Little Reader” early literacy software and books to various schools and charitable groups in need. We sponsor institutions and individuals from low-income or special need backgrounds, primarily reaching out to children between 1- 6 years old. Children utilizing the Little Reader program will benefit from expanded vocabulary, improved communication, increased background knowledge, enhanced literacy skills, gains in phonemic awareness, increased bonding, ESL learning, and overall kindergarten readiness.
Our current outreach includes programs such as HeadStart, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Preschools, Elementary Schools, Charities, Orphanages, Libraries, Special Needs Organizations, Community Centers, and Missionary Groups.
The majority of our Foundation is composed of parents who discovered early learning by personally teaching their own infant or toddler how to read. After doing so, they recognized the impact the overall experience had on their child and felt inspired to help provide gift that to other children in need.
When children learn to read at an early age, they are no longer in danger of falling through the cracks in regards to literacy. Millions of dollars are currently being spent each year on remedial education, a cost which has the potential to be dramatically reduced through an effective wide-spread early literacy initiative. Overall, precocious readers have more confidence and read more often for knowledge and pleasure as they are capable of doing do and because they simply enjoy it.
As affluent parents continue to provide their children with early learning opportunities, the gap between the privileged and the under-privileged will continue to widen. This is particularly apparent as children are gaining more and more exposure to technology at an earlier age and as a result, they are learning faster than ever. Rather than silently observe this ever increasing disparity, our Foundation is compelled to take action by providing much needed resources to help level the playing field. Please support our efforts with a donation and help bring a brighter future to those children who need it most!